GenreAction, Adventure, Drama Music directorMischa Bakaleinikoff LanguageEnglish
WriterGeorge H. Plympton, Arthur Hoerl Release dateJanuary 1, 1953 (1953-01-01) SequelGunfighters of the Northwest CastRichard Crane (Richard Dale), David Bruce (Alan Duncan), John Crawford (Captain Kidd), George Wallace (Buller), Lee Roberts (Devry), Paul Newlan (Long Ben Avery) Similar moviesThe Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Mission: Impossible, Hitman: Agent 47, The Amazing Spider-Man
The great adventures of captain kidd episode 1
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.
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."