Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
Though out of favor with many Abbott and Costello buffs, Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd is actually a lot of fun, so long as the viewer parks logic and dignity at the door. Captain Kidd is played by no less than Charles Laughton, who reportedly agreed to sign up for this film because he wanted to learn how to perform a comedy double-take. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are cast as Rocky and Puddn'head, waiters at a pirate hangout on the island of Tortuga. Entrusted with a love letter written by the beautiful Lady Jane (Fran Warren) to cabaret singer Bruce Martingale (Bill Shirley),… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"plays more like a long television show than a feature film, which gives it a level of energy and fun"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Overall, the big production seems to keep the comedy team on their toes, and, while this never reaches the highs of their best films, it also feels a lot less lazy than their worst efforts."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The only genuine point of interest is seeing Charles Laughton get his wish to play the buffoon."
‑ Phil Hall, Organica News
More reviews for Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd on Rotten Tomatoes