Captain Kidd

Captain Kidd is a swashbuckler which will please generally, despite its minimum of feminine appeal. Barbara Britton, who is costarred with Charles Laughton and Randolph Scott, could phone her stuff into the celluloid for all its impact, coming on past midsection of the footage, but it's sufficiently adequate to inject a modicum of romance.

With:
Charles Laughton Randolph Scott Barbara Britton John Carradine Gilbert Roland John Qualen

Captain Kidd is a swashbuckler which will please generally, despite its minimum of feminine appeal. Barbara Britton, who is costarred with Charles Laughton and Randolph Scott, could phone her stuff into the celluloid for all its impact, coming on past midsection of the footage, but it’s sufficiently adequate to inject a modicum of romance.

Story [from an original by Robert N. Lee] in the main focuses around the piratical rogues of the late 17th century when Captain Kidd (Laughton) freebooted the Spanish Main on the route of ships from England to fabulously rich India. When the king enlists Kidd as a loyal subject of the empire to give safe escort to treasury-laden vessels belonging to the crown, Kidd’s doublecrossing leads him to the gallows. The footage inbetween is replete with piratical skullduggery.

Laughton is capital as the ruthless brigand of the seas, ruling his equally villainous rogues with stern cruelty.

Captain Kidd

Production: United Artists. Director Rowland V. Lee; Producer Benedict Bogeaus; Screenplay Norman Reilly Raine; Camera Archie Stout, Lee Zavitz; Editor Joseph Smith; Music Werner Janssen;; Art Director Charles Odds

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1945. Running time: 89 MIN.

With: Charles Laughton Randolph Scott Barbara Britton John Carradine Gilbert Roland John Qualen

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