Captain Kidd
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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 Carradine). The romantic subplot is carried by "honest" brigand Adam Merry… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Charles Laughton renders a grandly theatrical performance as the infamous pirate, a role he would spoof in a 1952 comedy."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Sails the high seas on Charles Laughton's sea legs."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Laughton is good, but the film is a cheap, tepid affair that drove its director to quit movies."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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