At the end of the 17th century, rapacious pirate Captain William Kidd (Charles Laughton) embarks on his boldest quest yet─to trick King William III (Henry Daniell) into granting him a commission to guide a treasure-packed vessel from Madagascar to England. Kidd faces a threat to his scheme in the form of former foe Adam Mercy (Randolph Scott), who has been dispatched to bring the flamboyant freebooter to justice. With Barbara Britton, Reginald Owen, and John Carradine. 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.