1. Captain Kidd’s Kids
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, ‘Snub’ Pollard, Fred Newmeyer, Helen Gilmore, Charles E. Stevenson, Noah Young, Marie Mosquini, and Sammy Brooks. Directed by Hal Roach.

     
  2. The Caine Mutiny German poster for 1960’s re-release

     
  3. Derelict
    (Paramount, 1930)

    Starring George Bancroft, Jessie Royce Landis, William ‘Stage’ Boyd, and Donald Stuart.
    Directed by Rowland V. Lee.

     
  4. Captain Blood (Warner Brothers, 1935)

    Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Lionel Atwill, Ross Alexander, Guy Kibbee, Henry Stephenson, Robert Barrat, Hobart Cavanaugh, Donald Meek, Jessie Ralph, Forrester Harvey, Frank McGlynn Sr., Holmes Herbert, David Torrence, and J. Carrol Naish.

    Directed by Michael Curtiz

     
  5.  Captain Blood (Warner Brothers, 1935)

    poster for 1948 re-release

    Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Lionel Atwill, Ross Alexander, Guy Kibbee, Henry Stephenson, Robert Barrat, Hobart Cavanaugh, Donald Meek, Jessie Ralph, Forrester Harvey, Frank McGlynn Sr., Holmes Herbert, David Torrence, and J. Carrol Naish.

    Directed by Michael Curtiz

     
  6. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
    (Warner Brothers, 1953)
    Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, and Charles Laughton

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are cast as Rocky and Puddn’head, waiters at a pirate hangout on the island of Tortuga. Captain Kidd is played by no less than Charles Laughton, who reportedly agreed to sign up for this film because he wanted to learn how to perform a comedy double-take.

    Rocky and Pudd’nhead are shanghaied by Kidd, setting the stage for a climactic treasure hunt and chase on a faraway Skull Island. Laughton takes to broad slapstick comedy like a fish to water, and is at times a lot funnier than Bud and Lou. In color. +

     
  7. Fortunes of Captain Blood (Columbia, 1950)

    Starring Louis Hayward; who also appeared later in Captain Pirate (Columbia, 1952)

    Based on the 1922 novel Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

     
  8. A Girl in Every Port (Fox, 1928)Howard Hawks directs Victor McLaglen and Robert Armstrong as carousing sailors looking for sexual conquests in this pre-Code comedy. Louise Brooks co-stars as the gold digging femme fatale.

     
  9. Adventure’s End; 1937 (poster for 1949 re-release)

    Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade (John Wayne) escapes angry natives by joining a whaler whose dying captain persuades him to marry his daughter who is already being wooed by the first mate. +

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  10. The Buccaneer (Paramount, 1938)

    Fredric March stars in this historical fiction account of French plunderer Jean Lafitte’s involvement in the War of 1812.

    Set in early nineteenth century “buccaneer’s haven” off the coast of New Orleans, this exhilarating tale of looting and love boasted a huge production budget that included 63 functional cannons.

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  11. Dark Mysteries 001; Curse of the Sea Witch — artwork by Wally Wood and early Lou Cameron

     
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  14. Previously teamed in six early-1930s films, James Dunn and Sally Eilers bring the total up to seven with their last co-starring vehicle We Have Our Moments.

    A trio of American crooks board a ship bound for Europe, intending to get rid of $100,000 in stolen dough. With detective John Wade (James Dunn) breathing down their necks, the crooks stash the loot in the trunk belonging to vacationing schoolmarm Mary Smith (Sally Eilers).

    As the voyage progresses, Wade falls in love with Mary, never dreaming that she’s in possession of a hundred grand; in fact, she doesn’t know it yet, either.

    Things get hectic as the villains tip their hand to recover the loot, but heroes and heroines never get killed in a romantic comedy, so rest easy.

    We Have Our Moments might never have been reshown after its initial 1937 release were it not for the presence in the cast of a young David Niven, billed third despite the slimness of his role.

    movie poster: We Have Our Moments (Universal, 1937)

     
  15. Clark Gable’s next-to-last MGM film was the Cold War melodrama Never Let Me Go. Filmed in England, the story finds American journalist Philip Sutherland (Gable) desperately trying to retrieve his Russian-ballerina bride Marva Lamarkins (Gene Tierney) from behind the Iron Curtain.

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