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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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Complete credited cast:
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Star
Guy Kibbee ...
Captain January
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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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Singing, dancing, laughing...in the most lovable story she's ever had! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Family

Certificate:

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Release Date:

17 April 1936 (USA)  »

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Captain January  »

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Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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In his review of this film, author Graham Greene called it "sentimental, a little depraved, with an appeal interestingly decadent. Shirley Temple acts and dances with immense vigor and assurance, but some of her popularity seems to rest on a coquetry." See more »

Quotes

Helen: Can you stop polishing and help me study for my school examination?
Capt. January: In a minute, honey. Ships and lives depend on this light being just so. Suppose this light had been out on the night you washed ashore, where would you be then?
Helen: Asleep in the deep.
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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Early Bird
(1936)
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung by Shirley Temple (uncredited)
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Very good movie
9 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

I have loved this movie since I first saw it in 1984. My favorite Temple flick. It is a good story and quite typical of the Shirley Temple movies of the time, but what stands out to me is the songs and innocence of the period.


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