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The unhistorical adventures of pirate Captain Kidd revolve around treasure and treachery.
Charles Laughton also played Captain Kidd in Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952).
Capt. William Kidd:
Stab me, there's a pretty sight!
Orange Povey: It'll be prettier still when the fire reaches the magazine, Captain.
Cyprian Boyle: Pity though. Lots of stout seamen among 'em. They've been with us a long time.
Capt. William Kidd: We can none of live forever, Mr. Boyle. Dead men don't talk.
When firing ships' cannons, gun crews would use a slow match, not a flaming brand.
The Roan Group DVD version, which comes from an excellent print, is sadly missing one of the best scenes in the film. In the scene Charles Laughton has trouble dressing for dinner on the ship, he is chastised for his hair-do by his valet, and then gets confused with his manners during dinner. We also learn a little more about Randolph Scott's character in this delightful scene. It can be found on the Australian VHS release from Force Video.
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