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Captain Kidd1945

  • 3.8
In this deviation from the historical account, Capt. William Kidd (Charles Laughton) is already a clever, ruthless pirate when, in 1699, he tricks the king into commissioning him as escort for a treasure ship from India. He enlists a crew of pardoned cutthroats, including Orange Povey (John Carradine), a fellow Kidd once abandoned on a reef and hoped never to see again. Of course, Kidd's intentions are treacherous. But there's more to gunner Adam Mercy (Randolph Scott) than meets the eye. Nominated for Best Music at the 1945 Academy Awards®.

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Member Reviews (3)

I love a good pirate caper. Throw in buried treasure and some intense swashbuckling and you've got yourself an entertaining motion picture. The action and adventure keep you involved from beginning to end. The casting is excellent with Charles Laughton as the rotund but devious and motivated Captain Kidd. Randolph Scott is a very convincing avenger. Reginald Owen (from A Christmas Carol) is as likable and loyal a character as you will ever find. The truth comes out in the end and justice is served.

Sound too weak to listen to. Good movie otherwise. Watched very little.

Now that was a real classic.