Lots of fun
Movie Lover: John Walter
Middle Village, NY US
-- May, 31, 2010
Charles Laughton plays Capt. Kidd and he does a great job combining his evil black heart with just a touch of mirth. Randolph Scott (whose accent I could never quite figure out) is the "good guy". And Barbara Britten is gorgeous. There's enough action and mayhem to satisfy the meanest pirate or land lubber. It's not great but I'm sure you'll like it.
Avast, pirates be plotting to steal the king's booty
Movie Lover: the Jax
-- September, 13, 2004
Well, it's no "Pirates of the Caribbean", but lots of fun nonetheless. Treacherous, blackhearted Captain Kidd preys on England's treasure-filled ships. While eliminating his old crewmates (to keep their share of the treasure) Kidd hatches a plan to earn himself a noble's title and score some serious booty. The only man who can stop him in Adam Mercy, a sailor with a secret. But you just might root for that vile pirate instead, played with gusto by Charles Laughton. The funniest moments are between Kidd and his hired etiquette coach. Have you ever tried to teach a pirate manners?