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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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Rocky Stonebridge
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Captain 'Puddin' head' Feathergill
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Capt. Bonney
Bill Shirley ...
Bruce Martingale
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Morgan
Fran Warren ...
Lady Jane
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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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They're Raising Cain on the BOUNDING MAIN!


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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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Trivia

Although Hillary Brooke plays Anne Bonny with an English accent (even though Brooke is American, not English), the real Anne Bonny was Irish (born Anne Cormac). Bonny's name is usually spelled without an "e," but sometimes--as in this film--it is spelled with the "e". See more »

Quotes

Capt. Bonney: [Romantically sighing] Oh, Puddin'!
Captain 'Puddin' head' Feathergill: Call me by my last name - "Head!"
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Spoofs Captain Kidd (1945) See more »

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Meet Captain Kidd
by Bob Russell and Lester Lee
Performed by Charles Laughton and chorus
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Absolutely diabolical
16 May 2014 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

Appalling, amateurish and entirely laugh free, this almost unbearable adventure has the unfunny duo meeting – you guessed it – Captain Kidd, played by Charles Laughton in a manner that makes it clear he's wishing a painful death upon himself. The 'story', for what it's worth (nothing), concerns a treasure map and whatever and so on. It doesn't matter.

There are many, many pratfalls and banged heads in this lame lump of inept crud, and none of it, not one solitary second, is funny. The slapstick is poorly staged and looks as though it was made up on the spot. It's the polar opposite of slick. It's the kind of movie that makes you wish your house would burn down around you, just to end the pain. One of the worst comedies I've ever seen.

What more can I say? It's just. Not. Funny.


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