- 1 hr 30 min
Captain Kidd (Charles Laughton) is a 1945 film that depicts the life of pirate William Kidd, who has recently captured a ship and killed its crew. Following the incident, Kidd presents himself to King William III (Henry Daniell) as a reputable shipmaster in search of royal backing. When he obtains the backing, he recruits a crew of inmates from Newgate and Marshalsea prisons. In exchange for their services, he offers royal pardons upon the completion of their voyage. Directed by Rowland V. Lee and produced by Benedict Bogeaus, 'Captain Kidd' is a movie for true lovers of adventure and suspense. A perfect pirate story, this film is full of trickery and plot twists that will surprise audiences everywhere.