Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd

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"It's one big roar, from shore to shore!"
  • Approved
  • 1952
  • 1 hr 10 min
  • 5.7  (2,279)

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd is a 1952 comedy movie directed by Charles Barton and produced by Howard Christie. The film stars the legendary comedy duo of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello and Charles Laughton as the notorious pirate Captain Kidd. The plot of the movie revolves around Abbott and Costello who play two stranded sailors named Rocky and Puddin. They are looking for work and get hired as crew members aboard a ship captained by the infamous Captain Kidd. The two sailors are unaware of the fact that the ship is a pirate vessel on a mission to find treasure.

As soon as they join the ship, things start to get very interesting. Rocky and Puddin stumble upon a treasure map and soon become the target of Captain Kidd and his ruthless and cunning crew. However, the duo's comical antics prove to be too much for the pirates as they outwit them at every turn. The duo tries to keep the treasure map safe from the pirates while also trying to avoid getting caught.

One of the most memorable scenes in the movie is when Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to figure out what the "middle name of Danger" is. The two sailors get into a hilarious debate about the concept of the middle name and try to guess what it could be. This scene is a classic example of the duo's witty and humorous banter that made them one of the most successful comedy duos in Hollywood history.

Another standout performance in the movie is given by Charles Laughton who portrays the menacing Captain Kidd. Laughton's portrayal of Captain Kidd is a masterclass in acting as he effortlessly switches between being cruel and charismatic.

The movie is not just a comedy, but also has some action-packed moments. There are several chase scenes, sword fights, and shipwreck scenes that will keep the audience on the edge of their seat. The special effects in the movie, particularly the shipwreck scenes, are impressive given the fact that the movie was made in 1952.

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd is a movie that will leave the audience rolling in laughter. The movie is a testament to the incredible chemistry between Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, who were responsible for some of the most iconic comedy moments in the history of Hollywood. The movie is a perfect blend of action and comedy, making it a must-watch for anyone who is a fan of either genre.

In conclusion, Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd is a timeless classic that is still enjoyed by audiences today. It is a movie that stands the test of time and is a perfect example of what a comedy movie should be like. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were an incredible comedic duo, and their performances in this movie are a testament to their talent. The movie is a fantastic mix of action, adventure, and humor that will leave the audience entertained from start to finish.

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    1 hr 10 min
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    5.7  (2,279)