The Adventures of Captain Kettle (1922)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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There really was a Captain Charles Kettle: he was a renowned British adventurer and lecturer. Using funds that he'd accrued from his tours and book royalties, Captain Kettle was able to finance a silent motion picture about his exploits. The good captain modestly plays himself in this 5-reeler, which begins in Merrie Olde Englande and ends in the South Seas. To hear Kettle tell it, he becomes the overseer of a South American plantation, then is rescued from insurgent natives by leading lady Nina Grudgeon. After a thorough investigation, we concluded that nowhere in this film is there a Ma or Pa Kettle.



adventurer, lecture, battle [war], history, king, map, native, plantation, re-enactment, soldier, uprising