Captain Kidd (1945)
Captain Kidd (1945). British pirate William Kidd (Charles Laughton) captures Adm. Blayne’s (Randolph Scott) treasure ship and hides the bounty in a cave. Three years later, Kidd, posing as a sea captain, offers his services to the king as an escort ship. Seeking a social position, Kidd also negotiates for Blayne’s title and lands, if he can prove Blayne was associated with piracy. On his mission, Kidd is unaware that Blayne’s son, Adam (also Scott), is among the crew, determined to clear his father’s name.
Directed by Rowland V. Lee
Produced by Benedict Bogeaus
Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine
Story by Robert N. Lee
Starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, Reginald Owen, John Carradine, Gilbert Roland, John Qualen, Sheldon Leonard, William Farnum, Henry Daniell, Harry Cording, Lumsden Hare, Edgar Norton, Frederick Worlock