Captain Kidd

Synopsis: In this unhistorical account, Capt. William Kidd is already a clever, ruthless pirate when, in 1699, he tricks the king into commissioning him as escort for a treasure ship from India. He enlists a crew of pardoned cutthroats...and Orange Povey, whom Kidd once abandoned on a reef and hoped never to see again. Of course, Kidd's intentions are treacherous. But there's more to gunner Adam Mercy than meets the eye.
Director(s): Rowland V. Lee
Production: United Artists
 
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Year:
1945
90 min
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Madagascar...

For centuries the bloodiest

cock pit of all the seas.

Where the infamous

brotherhood of the damned

Waited to plunder the treasure laden

galleons from India and Catay.

Then returned drunk with slaughter

To their pirate stronghold,

the 'Last Hope'.

Most ruthless of all was

Captain William Kidd...

He encountered the great London galleon

the Twelve Apostles...

Commanded by Admiral Lord Blayne

And approaching unsuspected in the guise of

a peaceful merchant...

By a sudden treacherous salvo

he reduced her to a burning hulk.

When night fell...

the Twelve Apostles was only

a blazing funeral pyre...

on the placid surface

of a Madagascar lagoon.

Bless me!

There's a pretty sight.

It will be prettier still when the

fire reaches the magazine, Captain.

Pity though.

Lot of stout seamen among them.

And they was with us for a long time.

We can none of us live forever Mr Boyle..

And dead men don't talk.

Man your oars, we've got this job

to do before high tide.

There!

Dig faster, if the tide

catches us here..

It'll save the Kings hangman

some rope.

There ye are.

Deep enough to bury a man in.

Give us a hand, mate.

- All ready, Captain.

- Down she goes.

What are you waiting for?

Well Captain, that chest's been

in your cabin a longish time.

We all thought as it would do no harm

to open up that chest...

And make sure that

what was in it then...

Is in it now.

I suppose you

remember what was in it.

Aye.

I remember an emerald necklace that came

off that Portuguese ship, El Vengar.

And all those pearls that we took

from the big ship.

The Virgin Queen.

I remember a diamond medallion...

We got from that Moorish galleon

off Madagascar...

And could we ever forget that silver casket

With the arms of Lord Blayne

that you claimed for yourself...

After the taking of the

Twelve Apostles, sir?

Your neck will be stretched as long as

your memory one of this days.

Satisfied, gallows meat?

Put them back!

Lower away!

Now what?

Wait a minute Captain, there's

something else you forgot.

What do you want now, we got half an hour

before the tide traps us...

That's as may be, sir.

We are all equal in this I take it?

Equal shares, yes.

That key then, what you

put back in your belt.

That goes down with the chest!

Thus we start all clear and no favours.

If some some of us don't get back...

It'll will be that much easier to open

for them that does.

Question me honor again would you,

and I'll rip you...

From belly to chime.

Are we such callous rascals...

That we would leave

a dead comrade...

Without commending his soul

to his new master?

Here lies one who

through treachery...

And avarice...

Would have placed in jeopardy

the lives of honest men.

And here may he lie forever.

In the sands of Madagascar.

Rest in peace.

It's time to be out my lads,

time to be away.

If a gentleman is a gentleman,

he's gentleman.

That's all there's to it, sir

I'm one of nature's gentlemen,

but I need polish my good man..

If I'm to improve myself...

A gentleman employs the terminology

'my good man'...

Only when addressing lower servants...

Or his inferior, sir.

You see?

That's why I need you.

My upbringing...

A gentleman never sucks his teeth, sir.

Many a man's social career

has been ruined by less, sir.

You seem to know your business.

I want the best mind

and I can pay for it.

Hundred quid a year.

An infallible mark

of the person of quality...

Is his reluctance to pay his domestics

high wages.

You don't say so.

Merely an idiosyncrasy

of good breeding, sir.

Sixty... quid a year then?

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Norman Reilly Raine

Norman Reilly Raine (23 June 1894 – 19 July 1971) was an American screenwriter, creator of "Tugboat Annie" and winner of an Oscar for the screenplay of The Life of Emile Zola (1937). more…

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