Captain Kidd is a 1945 American adventure film starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott and Barbara Britton. It was directed by Rowland V. Lee, his last before he retired, and produced by Benedict Bogeaus and James Nasser. The music was conducted by Werner Janssen. The film was released by United Artists. It has entered the public domain because the producers neglected to renew the copyright in 1972. In his memoirs, Nikita Khrushchev noted that this was one of Joseph Stalin's favorite films, and that Stalin identified with the mischievous captain.
In 1699, pirate William Kidd loots and destroys the English galleon The Twelve Apostles near Madagascar. He and three confederates bury the stolen treasure on a remote island.
|author||Norman Reilly Raine Robert N. Lee|
|director||Rowland V. Lee|
|keywords||adventure galley captain avery condemn crest dead father end fatal accident fight galleon grand mughal henry every jolly boat madagascar magazine marshalsea murder newgate outnumber privateer quedagh merchant remote island royal pardon search stolen treasure strike survive sword fight the king william iii of england william kidd|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score|
|productionCompany||Benedict Bogeaus Productions Captain Kidd Productions|