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
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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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