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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:
Salt-water comedy See more (26 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)
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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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Additional Details

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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:
Crew or equipment visible: As Lady Anne Dunstan's father is about to be knocked off ship by a swinging treasure chest, and just after he is knocked off deck, a large vertical seam between two of the background flats is clearly visible.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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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Salt-water comedy, 6 December 2005
Author: inspectors71 from The Man-Cave

Ahoy, mateys! 1945's Captain Kidd is a small gem of a swashbuckler with Charles Laughton, all menacing pudginess, spastic hair, and bad table manners, as the roguish pirate masquerading as a legitimate British sea captain. He and his dwindling posse of baddies (Guess who's causing them to dwindle!) are aiming to hijack a British freighter out of In-Jah, scoop up some loot already buried, have their way with a proper English lady, and whack Randolph Scott, the only man who can reveal their perfidy.

It's all so much yo-ho-ho and the actors seem to be having one heck of a good time. The only problem with the film is that, for 1945, the production values are so poor and the film is so murky that the whole thing looks like it's ten years older.

Find a copy of it in the dollar DVD dumpster at Wal-Mart and have a great time with Laughton chewing (with his mouth open) the scenery and Randolph Scott looking handsome in a series of sailor suits.

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