(out of 5)
Charles Laughton‘s personality makes worthwhile viewing of this otherwise forgettable adventure film set on the high seas. He plays a pirate who feigns reform in an effort to convince the king of England to allow him to escort a shipment of treasure from India back to the motherland. Naturally his intentions are dark, but he fails to realize the challenge he has facing him in the presence of Randolph Scott as a member of his crew. It has lifeless direction and an unremarkable script, but fans of the actors will enjoy themselves well enough.
Benedict Bogeaus Production, Captain Kidd Productions Inc.
Directed by Rowland V. Lee
Cinematography by Archie Stout
Produced by Benedict Bogaeus
Music by Werner Janssen
Production Design by Charles Odds
Costume Design by Greta
Film Editing by James Smith
Academy Award Nomination
Best Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) (Werner Janssen)