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Captain Kidd (1945) was a Biographical - Adventure Film directed by Rowland V. Lee and produced by Benedict Bogeaus and James Nasser.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringWerner JanssenNominated
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Capt. William Kidd: Now then, me bullies! Would you rather do the gallows dance, and hang in chains 'til the crows pluck your eyes from your rotten skulls? Or would you feel the roll of a stout ship beneath your feet again?


Capt. William Kidd: Governor, would you be good enough to tell them what we're here for?
Newgate Prison Governor Landers: Give heed you-you vermin. Here's news to your advantage...
First prisoner: Is the hangman dead, then?
Second prisoner: Out with it, Jock Nastyface! Is it that your mother's turned into an honest woman?
Newgate Prison Governor Landers: Silence you mutinous dogs! If another man speaks. I'll trice him up by the thumbs and flog him raw!
Capt. William Kidd: Tsk-tsk-tsk. Is that the way to win the love of these unfortunate gentleman?


Capt. William Kidd: Your neck will be stretched as long as your memory, one of these days.


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Four years before this movie was made, Charles Laughton co-starred in It Started with Eve, In that film, Laughton's character, Jonathan Reynolds Sr., is said to have been born two centuries too late. The assistant newspaper editor comments that he could have been "Captain Kidd himself".
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