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- 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
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Randolph Scott, Charles Laughton, John Carradine & Gilbert Roland|
|Performer:||Barbara Britton, Sheldon Leonard, Henry Daniell, Gilbert Roland & John Carradine|
|Directed by||Rowland V. Lee|
|Music by||Werner Janssen|
|Written by||Norman Reilly Raine|
Description by OLDIES.com:
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."
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 23 ratings.
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.
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?
- Sales Rank: 2,078
- UPC: 089218314499
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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