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Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

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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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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27 December 1952 (USA)  »

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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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1.37 : 1
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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

Capt. William Kidd: [In a self-deprecating manner] The things I have to do to go down in history!
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Connections

Featured in Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Tonight We Sail
by Bob Russell and Lester Lee
Performed by Leif Erickson, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
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Knockabout comedy for the undemanding
30 May 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am an admirer of Charles Laughton,who I regard as the finest ever British screen actor.This is often viewed as the nadir of his movie career but it did seem to me he entered into the spirit of proceedings admirably,mugging energetically and taking pratfalls with the best of them Bud and Lou will satisfy their fans but win no new devotees in a movie slowed down by stultifyingly bad musical interludes and the colour is garish and ugly

Laughton,seemingly relishing the chance to play a variant on the pantomime villains he doubtless enjoyed watching in the theatre as a child,is the main reason to give this the time of day


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