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Captain Kidd
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Director:
Writers:
Norman Reilly Raine (screenplay)
Robert N. Lee (original story)
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Release Date:
1946 (Austria) See more »
Tagline:
Adventure on the high seas! See more »
Plot:
The unhistorical adventures of pirate Captain Kidd revolve around treasure and treachery. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
A Bit Disappointing See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Laughton ... Capt. William Kidd

Randolph Scott ... Adam Mercy / Adam Blayne
Barbara Britton ... Lady Anne Dunstan

John Carradine ... Orange Povey

Gilbert Roland ... Jose Lorenzo

John Qualen ... Bart Blivens

Sheldon Leonard ... Cyprian Boyle
William Farnum ... Capt. Rawson

Henry Daniell ... King William III

Reginald Owen ... Cary Shadwell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abner Biberman ... Theodore Blades (uncredited)
Clifford Brooke ... (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Newgate Prison Warder (uncredited)
James Dime ... Pirate (uncredited)
Lumsden Hare ... Lord Fallsworth (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Peter Sharfstone (uncredited)
Keith Hitchcock ... (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Pirate (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Ship's Sailor Waiter (uncredited)
Edgar Norton ... Nobleman with King William III (uncredited)
Reginald Sheffield ... Captain of the King's Guard (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Pirate (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Michael O'Shawn (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Nobleman with King William III (uncredited)
Frederick Worlock ... Newgate Prison Governor Landers (uncredited)

Directed by
Rowland V. Lee 
 
Writing credits
Norman Reilly Raine (screenplay)

Robert N. Lee (original story)

Produced by
Benedict Bogeaus .... producer
James Nasser .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Werner Janssen 
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout 
 
Art Direction by
Charles Odds 
 
Set Decoration by
Maurice Yates 
 
Costume Design by
Greta 
 
Makeup Department
Al Greenway .... makeup artist (as Albert Greenway)
Scotty Rackin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Depew .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Frank Webster .... sound technician
Joseph I. Kane .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Edward Nelson .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Jack Noyes .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Lee Zavitz .... special effects
Barney Wolff .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Howard A. Anderson .... matte painter (uncredited)
Howard A. Anderson .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Tom Lawless .... miniatures builder (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Roe .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
James Smith .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
David Chudnow .... music supervisor
Werner Janssen .... conductor
William A. Wilmarth .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carley Harriman .... assistant to producer
Arthur M. Landau .... production associate
 
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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:Btl | USA:Approved (PCA #10830)

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Trivia:
Four years before this movie was made, Charles Laughton co-starred in It Started with Eve (1941), In that film, Laughton's character, Jonathan Reynolds Sr., is said to have been born two centuries too late. The assistant newspaper editor comments that he could have been "Captain Kidd himself".See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Tower Bridge wasn't built until 1894, though it's shown here as existing long before, in Kidd's lifetime.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Lords of Salem (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rule BritanniaSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A Bit Disappointing, 10 April 2010
Author: sddavis63 (revsdd@gmail.com) from Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

Seeing Charles Laughton in a nautical-themed movie, I was hoping for something akin to his brilliant turn in "Mutiny On The Bounty" made 10 years earlier. Unfortunately, aside from another good performance from Laughton, this bears little resemblance to that earlier masterpiece. There's not really much "nautical" adventure in this. Even when the movie is set on the high seas, we rarely see the sea, the story being confined to the inner parts of the ship. Laughton's Kidd is not an historical treatment of the legendary pirate, but rather a mythical yarn about Kidd's attempt to reclaim a treasure stashed away near Madagascar, and his attempts to gain even more treasure by selling himself to King William III as a protector and escort of one of His Majesty's ships en route from India to England laden with riches.

The performances here were all right - headed of course by Laughton - but the story honestly didn't really capture me. Compared to Laughton's earlier "Bounty" this seemed much older in terms of production values and quality, in spite of it being made 10 years later. Overall, it's something of a disappointment.

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