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Captain Kidd

Captain Kidd (1945)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1945 Wide

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It's every man for himself when Charles Laughton bites into the role of infamous 17th century pirate captain William Kidd. Hoping to further increase his ill-gotten gains, Captain Kidd inveigles King William III (Henry Daniel) into appointing him the "patriotic" protector of a valuable treasure ship. Ostensibly hired to fend off enemy vessels, Kidd intends to steal the ship's cargo for himself with the aid of his swarthy lieutenants William Moore (Gilbert Roland) and Orange Povy (John

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Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics

May 22, 2001

United Artists

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Charles Laughton renders a grandly theatrical performance as the infamous pirate, a role he would spoof in a 1952 comedy.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Sails the high seas on Charles Laughton's sea legs.

February 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Laughton is good, but the film is a cheap, tepid affair that drove its director to quit movies.

February 11, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Captain Kidd

With that cast it should have been better. Just sort of chugs along without the sense of derring do required for this kind of adventure. Scott looks ridiculous dressed up as a pirate, Laughton does his best but this is just blah.
February 23, 2011
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The acting is fairly good, and there is a lot of it. Don't be suprised not to find too much "high seas adventure" but more trasure and plunder. Black and White. focused more on story than much else. but with some beautiful scenes none the less.
April 3, 2009
rezpatriot

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Would never watch this again.
March 7, 2011
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