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Captain January (1936)

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Shirley lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school, but she's rescued by relatives. Buddy Ebsen dances "At The Codfish Ball" with Shirley.

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Paul Roberts
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Agatha Morgan
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Eliza Croft
June Lang ...
Mary Marshall
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Cyril Morgan
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Mrs. John Mason
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John Mason
Jim Farley ...
Deputy Sheriff (as James Farley)
Si Jenks ...
Old Sailor
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Shirley lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school, but she's rescued by relatives. Buddy Ebsen dances "At The Codfish Ball" with Shirley.

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A classic of childish heartache, courage, and laughter! See more »

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Comedy | Musical | Family

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17 April 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Anjo do Farol  »

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Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) (copyright length)

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Carradine as "East Indian" is in studio records/casting call lists for this movie, but he did not appear or was not identifiable. Both Gareth Joplin and Mary Carr were listed as cast members in a contemporary Hollywood Reporter production chart, but they were not in the movie either. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Agatha Mogan: Disreputable sailors, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves, teaching a child to behave this way!
Helen: Don't be mad at them. They always have fun with me like this. Did you know that Captain Joe Ross can spit fifteen feet in a twenty-mile gale?
[Captain Joe Ross smiles at Mrs. Morgan]
Mrs. Agatha Mogan: Indeed!
Helen: And the skipper, the one with the accordion, once he killed three men with a table knife!
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Featured in Living Seas (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Early Bird
(1936)
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung by Shirley Temple (uncredited)
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What a sweetie!
3 January 2007 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I love this film -- one of the sweetest Shirley Temple's movies(all right, I'm always saying that).

Shirley plays Star, an orphan found by Captain January(played by Guy Kibbee), who is the guardian of a Light House. She loves her life there, but a bad 'officer' tries to take her away from him -- so she must do a test in school for the third grade. Things get worse when they have to leave the light house.

This film is perfect for watch with the kids. Of course, adults can love it too. Shirley is sweet as always, singing and dancing, especially in "At the Codfish ball" and "The Right Somebody to love". Anyway, a very enjoyable movie with the great child-star Shirley Temple, with a great cast of co-stars and a great humor!It's very fun to watch!

Lovely!


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