Captain Kidd (1945)

ROWLAND V. LEE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

USA, 1945.   Benedict Bogeaus Production, Captain Kidd Productions Inc..   Screenplay by , from an original story by .Cinematography by .  Produced by .   Music by .   Production Design by .   Costume Design by .   Film Editing by .   Academy Awards 1945.   

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  as a member of his crew. It has lifeless direction and an unremarkable script, but fans of the actors will enjoy themselves well enough.

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