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Captain Hurricane (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 March 1935 (USA)

Director:

(as John Robertson)

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Barton ...
Capt. Zenas Henry Brewster
Helen Westley ...
Abbie Howland
Helen Mack ...
Susan 'Matey' Ann
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Capt. Jeremiah Taylor
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Capt. Ben
Douglas Walton ...
Jimmy Howell
Otto Hoffman ...
Silas Coffin
...
Gertie (scenes deleted)
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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

1 March 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cape Cod  »

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(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Lon Chaney Jr. (Dave), Nydia Westman (Gertie), J. Farrell MacDonald, Stanley Fields and Forrester Harvey. In addition, contemporary news items list Jed Prouty and George Cooper as cast members, but they also were not seen in the film. See more »

Soundtracks

The Vacant Chair (We Shall Meet But We Shall Miss Him)
(1861)
Music by George Frederick Root
Lyrics by Henry S. Washburn
Sung a cappella by Gene Lockhart and Henry Travers
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Efficient Old-Fashoned Movie Making
9 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Old "CAPTAIN HURRICANE" (named for his periodic bouts of Lionel Barrymore temper) retires from the sea. During the course of the movie, he helps support two ineffectual fellow captains, adopts the shipwrecked daughter of another, and courts his pie baking housekeeper.

This is the type of movie folks who complain "they don't make them like they used to" usually seem to love. Though billed as comedy, the humor is so gentle as to be invisible, and there is enough incident to keep things from being bland. The roles are all character parts, so that we get to see pretty good second-rank character actors ply their trade at gentle yet irascible, vaguely new-england sorts. The dose of sentimentality is high, but does not overwhelm the picture.

In other words -- this is a genuine family picture, told by pros who know their craft, and not overburdened with after-school special moralizing or unfortunate stereotypes one has to explain to the kids at the end of the picture. This is nothing special, but maybe worth seeing with the kids and grandkids. It was watching old movies like this with my mom that got me hooked on old movies way back when.


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