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Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

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Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure.

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Cast

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Rocky Stonebridge
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Captain 'Puddin' head' Feathergill
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Capt. Bonney
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Bruce Martingale
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Fran Warren ...
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Storyline

Two hapless waiters in a tavern on the Spanish Main play cupids between aristocratic Lady Jane and tavern co-worker Bruce Martindale, but the two bumpkins mix-up a love letter with Captain Kidd's treasure map of Skull Island. Kidd's treasure is claimed by Captain Anne Bonney, and she accompanies the notorious pirate to the island with the boys and Bruce, who have been shanghaied and the captured Lady Jane. Written by dukr1029@aol.com

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Release Date:

27 December 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abbott y Costello contra el Capitán Kidd  »

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$450,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Supercinecolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

As Universal Pictures would not spend extra money to make a Bud Abbott and Lou Costello picture in color, the duo opted to do it themselves. Using a contractual agreement with Universal that permitted them to make one independent film per year, they made this film using Abbott's company, Woodley Productions. The Technicolor process was too expensive, so they opted for the less costly SuperCinecolor. See more »

Quotes

Captain 'Puddin' head' Feathergill: [after serving Kidd some soup] Is it good, sir?
Capt. William Kidd: It's just like Mother used to make. It stinks!
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References Who Done It? (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

A Bachelor's Life
by Bob Russell and Lester Lee
Performed by Bill Shirley and Leif Erickson
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On the Downslide
13 November 2008 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

I don't mind that the movie has no plot or that it's so noisy my 90-year old grandmother complained or that Charles Laughton thinks he's the one who should supply the laughs and not the menace. What I do mind is that A&C have so little to do. They manage a few bits, but these are crowded out by the chaotic knock-about. It's like someone said we don't have a script or any routines, so let's just run around, make noise, and maybe no one will notice. Maybe the best thing is the really great special effects. The masted ships and sea battle look like they come from an A-production, which they may have. But even the explosions on the sea-shore sets are well done. Too bad the rest of the movie doesn't rise to that level. And pity the poor regally composed Hillary Brooke who looks like she's missing all the mayhem, at the same time Laughton manages more mugs per minute than a race car generates RPM's. In my little book, this is one of the least of the 5 or 6 entries in the A&C Meets... series.


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