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The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd (1953)

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230 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The British Admirality assigns two officers, Richard Dale and Alan Duncan, to gather evidence to convict Captain Kidd of piracy in the English courts. They sail for New York to learn the whereabouts of Kidd, and posing as ordinary seamen, ...See moreThe British Admirality assigns two officers, Richard Dale and Alan Duncan, to gather evidence to convict Captain Kidd of piracy in the English courts. They sail for New York to learn the whereabouts of Kidd, and posing as ordinary seamen, they join his crew. They learn that Kidd, the legendary swashbuckler of the seven seas, is not a a villain who scourges and plunders at will, but a man whose loyalty to England knows no bounds, a maritime adventurer who attacks only enemy French vessels and those of the pirates that sail against the British Empire. But can they keep him from being betrayed by his enemies and hanged? Written by Les Adams See less
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Directors
Writers
Arthur Hoerl (story) (screenplay) | George H. Plympton (story) (screenplay)
Producer
Cinematographer
William P. Whitley (as William Whitley)
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Updated Sep 17, 1953

Release date
Sep 17, 1953 (United States)

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49 cast members
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Richard Crane
Richard Dale Richard Dale   See fewer
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David Bruce
Alan Duncan Alan Duncan   See fewer
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John Crawford
Capt. Kidd [Chs. 1-13] Capt. Kidd [Chs. 1-13]   See fewer
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Paul Newlan
Long Ben Avery [Chs. 10-13] Long Ben Avery [Chs. 10-13]   See fewer
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Nick Stuart
Dr. Brandt [Chs. 4-7,9] Dr. Brandt [Chs. 4-7,9]   See fewer
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Terry Frost
William Moore [Chs. 1, 4-9] William Moore [Chs. 1, 4-9]   See fewer
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John Hart
Jenkins [Chs.4-6, 8-10] Jenkins [Chs.4-6, 8-10]   See fewer
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Marshall Reed
Capt. Robert Culliford [Chs.2, 9-10] Capt. Robert Culliford [Chs.2, 9-10]   See fewer
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Willetta Smith
Princess [Chs. 2-3] Princess [Chs. 2-3]   See fewer
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Victor Adamson
Kidd Crewman (Chs. 4, 5) / Avery Pirate (uncredited) Kidd Crewman (Chs. 4, 5) / Avery Pirate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Andrews
Trapper (uncredited) Trapper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Avonde
Captain of City Guard (Chs. 2, 3) (uncredited) Captain of City Guard (Chs. 2, 3) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Blystone
Bostonian (uncredited) Bostonian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marshall Bradford
Admiral (uncredited) Admiral (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Brodie
Kidd Crewman (uncredited) Kidd Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Cobb
Trapper Rescuing Richard and Alan (uncredited) Trapper Rescuing Richard and Alan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Coontz
Argus Crewman / Docklin Henchman (uncredited) Argus Crewman / Docklin Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Corrigan
Docklin (uncredited) Docklin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wade Crosby
James Emmett -Maritime Attorney (uncredited) James Emmett -Maritime Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Karl 'Killer' Davis
Culliford's Crewman (uncredited) Culliford's Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Eldredge
Man O' War Captain (uncredited) Man O' War Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ellis
Kidd's Ship's Wheelman (uncredited) Kidd's Ship's Wheelman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Farrell
Kidd Crewman (uncredited) Kidd Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Fawcett
Ladle (uncredited) Ladle (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Sailor Escaping Fire (uncredited) Sailor Escaping Fire (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Fox
Elias Smith (uncredited) Elias Smith (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard P. Geer
Culliford Crewman / Kidd Crewman (uncredited) Culliford Crewman / Kidd Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Hack
Docklin Henchman (uncredited) Docklin Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Hendricks
Argus Crewman / Docklin Henchman (uncredited) Argus Crewman / Docklin Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Horvath
Street Thief (Ch. 1) (uncredited) Street Thief (Ch. 1) (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Keymas
Sailor in the Argus Brig (uncredited) Sailor in the Argus Brig (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles King
Kidd Crewman (uncredited) Kidd Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nelson Leigh
Robert Langdon [Chs. 1-3, 13-15] (uncredited) Robert Langdon [Chs. 1-3, 13-15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierce Lyden
Kidd Crewman / Avery Pirate (uncredited) Kidd Crewman / Avery Pirate (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Lynn
London Official (uncredited) London Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Knox Manning
Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Mell
Greenway (uncredited) Greenway (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Merrill
Lord Bellmore [Chs. 1, 13-15] (uncredited) Lord Bellmore [Chs. 1, 13-15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Zon Murray
Capt. Thomas Tew (uncredited) Capt. Thomas Tew (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Osborne
Old Hannibal (uncredited) Old Hannibal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Price
French Ship Captain (uncredited) French Ship Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Keith Richards
British Ship Captain (uncredited) British Ship Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steven Ritch
Barrett - Kidd's Former Second Mate (uncredited) Barrett - Kidd's Former Second Mate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Roth
Prisoner in Culliford's Brig (uncredited) Prisoner in Culliford's Brig (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sandy Sanders
Man O' War Officer (Chs. 1, 2) (uncredited) Man O' War Officer (Chs. 1, 2) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lyle Talbot
Boston Official (uncredited) Boston Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 34 votes