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      Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd

      1952 1h 10m Comedy List
      Reviews 30% Audience Score 100+ Ratings While working as waiters at a tavern, Rocky (Bud Abbott) and Puddin' Head (Lou Costello) get mixed up in the exploits of their pirate patrons -- the infamous Capt. Kidd (Charles Laughton) and his adversary, Capt. Bonney (Hillary Brooke). Joining the two buccaneers on a hunt for buried treasure, Rocky and Puddin' Head wind up in dangerous waters when Kidd decides that he wants the interlopers dead. When the hapless duo uncover Kidd's devious plan, they try to turn the tables on him. Read More Read Less

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      Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Since everything about the film is substandard, Charles Laughton also seems to be taking a vacation from his usual, more esteemed works, despite reprising his role from 1945. Rated: 2/10 Aug 15, 2020 Full Review Kevin Carr 7M Pictures plays more like a long television show than a feature film, which gives it a level of energy and fun Rated: 3/5 Oct 14, 2013 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Overall, the big production seems to keep the comedy team on their toes, and, while this never reaches the highs of their best films, it also feels a lot less lazy than their worst efforts. Apr 21, 2011 Full Review Phil Hall Organica News The only genuine point of interest is seeing Charles Laughton get his wish to play the buffoon. Rated: 2/5 Sep 10, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Denny S One of the two color films made for Warner Brothers in the 1950s (the other one was "Jack and the Beanstock"). While "Jack and the Beanstock" was made for children, this film at least tries to play to adults. The exchanges between Costello and Laughton make the film worth seeing once, as Laughton shows his ability to play low comedy pretty well. Like "Jack", this film fell into public domain, so there are poorly transferred copies around. Look for the official Warners release. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/20/24 Full Review steve d Fun but unremarkable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A Billion percent better than the original Captain Kidd. Can't tell if that's a good thing or a bad thing Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Typical fare for the duo enlivened by Laughton. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Musical comedy hijinks on the high seas aboard the dingy-est pirate ship ever. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member THE ONLY "FULL"COLOR MOVIE THE TEAM MADE, YET BY THE FIFTY`S BUD`S TIMING BEGAIN SLIPPING ;IF ONLY THIS FILM WERE MADE EARLIER ! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis While working as waiters at a tavern, Rocky (Bud Abbott) and Puddin' Head (Lou Costello) get mixed up in the exploits of their pirate patrons -- the infamous Capt. Kidd (Charles Laughton) and his adversary, Capt. Bonney (Hillary Brooke). Joining the two buccaneers on a hunt for buried treasure, Rocky and Puddin' Head wind up in dangerous waters when Kidd decides that he wants the interlopers dead. When the hapless duo uncover Kidd's devious plan, they try to turn the tables on him.
      Director
      Charles Lamont
      Producer
      Alex Gottlieb
      Screenwriter
      Howard Dimsdale, John Grant
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 1, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 10m