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Captain Kidd (1945)

Approved | | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 1946 (Austria)
The unhistorical adventures of pirate Captain Kidd revolve around treasure and treachery.

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Lady Anne Dunstan
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Orange Povy
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Jose Lorenzo
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Cyprian Boyle
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In this unhistorical account, Capt. William Kidd is already a clever, ruthless pirate when, in 1699, he tricks the king into commissioning him as escort for a treasure ship from India. He enlists a crew of pardoned cutthroats...and Orange Povey, whom Kidd once abandoned on a reef and hoped never to see again. Of course, Kidd's intentions are treacherous. But there's more to gunner Adam Mercy than meets the eye. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Le capitaine Kidd  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The producers neglected to renew the copyright in 1972 and the film has entered the public domain since. See more »

Goofs

When Lady Anne drops her bag before leaving the treasure ship, it is returned to her right hand. In the next longer shot, the bag is now in her left hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Capt. William Kidd: Stab me, there's a pretty sight!
Orange Povey: It'll be prettier still when the fire reaches the magazine, Captain.
Cyprian Boyle: Pity though. Lots of stout seamen among 'em. They've been with us a long time.
Capt. William Kidd: We can none of live forever, Mr. Boyle. Dead men don't talk.
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The Hebrides
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Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Magnificent story
11 October 2001 | by (Solvesborg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I've been a fan of Randolph Scott for some time. Even though it's easy to predict the outcome in most of his movies, I find them extremely entertaining and sometimes thrilling. This is not an exception.

Charles Laughton (as Captain Kidd himself), Randolph Scott (as Adam Mercy) and actually John Carradine (Orange Povey) all three performs in this exciting movie about Captain Kidd and his adventure around Madagaskar in the sixteen hundreds. The acting is great and the script is stunning. This film would not be as good as it is without Laughton who is absolutely brilliant as Mr Kidd.

Of course in black and white but that doesn't matter! It's very very nicely done and truly great acting! See it!


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