Captain Hurricane (1935)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  1 March 1935 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
James Barton ...
Capt. Zenas Henry Brewster
Helen Westley ...
Abbie Howland
Helen Mack ...
Susan 'Matey' Ann
Capt. Jeremiah Taylor
Capt. Ben
Douglas Walton ...
Jimmy Howell
Otto Hoffman ...
Silas Coffin
Nydia Westman ...
Gertie (scenes deleted)


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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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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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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 »


The Vacant Chair (We Shall Meet But We Shall Miss Him)
Music by George Frederick Root
Lyrics by Henry S. Washburn
Sung a cappella by Gene Lockhart and Henry Travers
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Flaccid rom-com
23 May 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

This uninvolving light comedy stars James Barton as a curmudgeonly sea captain trying to win the hand of old maid Helen Westley. His efforts to channel the spirit of Lionel Barrymore are only partially successful, and the film doesn't get off the ground as a result. Barton shares a house with two other ineffectual old salts played by Henry Travers and Gene Lockhart (who reminds me of Edgar Kennedy), and beautiful young Helen Mack plays a young woman rescued by the three seaman during the film's stormy highlight. By the time Westley and Barton have come to terms with each other at film's end, fifteen plus narrative years have passed and you've spent 70 plus minutes waiting for something to happen. Look for young Lon Chaney Jr. in a small role.

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