The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd

The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd

Infobox Film
name = The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd

image_size =
caption =
director = Derwin Abrahams
Charles S. Gould
producer = Sam Katzman
writer = George H. Plympton
Arthur Hoerl (story and screenplay)
narrator =
starring = Richard Crane
David Bruce
John Crawford
George Wallace
music = Mischa Bakaleinikoff
cinematography = William P. Whitley - B&W
editing = Earl Turner
distributor = flagicon|USA Columbia Pictures
released = flagicon|USA January 1, 1953
runtime = 15 Episodes, 97 minutes
country = USA
language = English
budget =
gross =
preceded_by = "The Lost Planet"
followed_by = "Gunfighters of the Northwest"
website =
amg_id = 1:147090
imdb_id = 0045836

"The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd" (1953) was the 52nd serial released by Columbia Pictures. It is based in the historical figure of Captain William Kidd.


In 1697, agents Richard Dale and Alan Duncan are sent on an undercover mission by the British Fleet to find and gather information on the notorious pirate, Captain William Kidd. Dale and Duncan soon join Kidd's crew and discover, to their surprise, that the Captain is far different than they had expected.



This was the last costume serial and possibly the most faithful of the rare serial entries in the swashbuckling genre since Pirate Treasure.cite book
last = Cline
first = William C.
title = In the Nick of Time
origyear = 1984
publisher = McFarland & Company, Inc.
isbn = 078640471X
pages = pp. 29
chapter = 3. The Six Faces of Adventure

The plot was based on the possibility that the real Captain Kidd was misjudged in an unfair trial.

Stock footage from feature films allowed the inclusion of seafaring scenes, which would have been too expensive to film on a serial budget. This resulted in, according to Cline, "a unique flavour for which it is fondly remembered."

Chapter titles

# Pirate vs. Man-of-War
# The Fatal Shot
# Attacked by Captain Kidd
# Captured by Captain Kidd
# Mutiny on the Adventure's Galley
# Murder on the Main Deck
# Prisoners of War
# Mutiny Unmasked
# Pirate Against Pirate
# Shot from the Parapet
# The Flaming Fortress
# Before the Firing Squad
# In the Hands of the Mohawks
# Pirate Gold
# Captain Kidd's Last ChanceSource: [cite book
last = Cline
first = William C.
title = In the Nick of Time
origyear = 1984
publisher = McFarland & Company, Inc.
isbn = 078640471X
pages = pp. 255
chapter = Filmography

ee also

*List of film serials by year
*List of film serials by studio



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*imdb title|0045836

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title=Columbia Serial
before="The Lost Planet" (1953)
years="The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd" (1953)
after="Gunfighters of the Northwest" (1954)

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