- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 18, 2002
- Originally Released: 1945
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Famous 17th century pirate captain William Kidd comes to vibrant life in the hands of Charles Laughton in the high seas swashbuckler Captain Kidd
Kidd tricks King William III (Henry Daniel) into appointing him the protector of a ship loaded with valuable treasure. He intends to steal the cargo for himself, which he does with the aid of his devious lieutenants (portrayed by Gilbert Roland and John Carradine). Adam Merry (Randolph Scott) and kidnapped noblewoman Lady Ann Falconer (Barbara Britton) help bring Kidd to justice at the end of a rope.
Werner Janssen's music for this seafaring adventure received a 1945 Academy Award nomination for "Best Musical Score."
Captain Kidd, a ruthless pirate, schemes to escort a treasure ship bound from India to England. Laughton plays the famous pirate, a role he repeated with Abbott and Costello in 1952. Academy Award Nominations: Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.
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