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Captain January (1936)

G  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Family  |  17 April 1936 (USA)
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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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Guy Kibbee ...
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Captain Nazro
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Paul Roberts
Sara Haden ...
Agatha Morgan
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Eliza Croft
June Lang ...
Mary Marshall
Jerry Tucker ...
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 »

Genres:

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)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A scene in which Shirley Temple dances the hula was deleted after shocked test audiences said that the hula was immoral. See more »

Quotes

Helen: My mother was very beautiful, wasn't she 'Cap?
Capt. January: Mighty pretty, Star, according to her pictures.
Helen: We're awfully lucky, aren't we?
Capt. January: Lucky?
Helen: I'd never have known what my mother looked like if it wasn't for that trunk. Did you swim out to get it, too?
Capt. January: No, it just washed ashore.
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Soundtracks

Chi mi freno in tal momento?
(1835) (uncredited)
aka "Sextet"
from "Lucia di Lammermoor"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Sung with nonsense words by Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbee and Slim Summerville
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A Pretty Decent One
30 May 2002 | by (Chicago IL) – See all my reviews

Actually, Captain January is one of my favorite Temple flix because of the music. For many years, it was out of circulation, not shown on the tube, and not available on video. I finally got to tape it on AMC several years ago, and it's still fum to watch. The score is especially warm and interesting. It's supposed to be written by Louis Silvers, but it was fine writing by whomever the arranger/ orchestrator was. Not my FAVORITE Temple flick, 'cause she did several that are better than this in terms of substance. The main attractions are the music, her dance episodes with a young Buddy Ebsen ( was there ever such a thing?), and the mushy relationship with the Cap'n. And the whole family can get in on the act !!


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