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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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Cast

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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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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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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Trivia

The lobsters that appear in the background during the "At the Codfish Ball" sequence were real. To prevent them from crawling out of their baskets, the props crew cooked them, which turned them from their natural dark color to bright red. The crew painted them back to the original color, and as soon as the scene was completed, they cracked the lobsters open and ate them on the spot. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Nazro: Miss Morgan is on her way here now with a deputy from Salem. You've got to beat it! You don't want them to take Star away, do you?
Capt. January: I'm not running away!
Capt. Nazro: Don't you understand? If they find you with Star, they'll take her away as sure as you're standing here!
Helen: What are they going to do to me?
Capt. Nazro: Don't be stubborn, January. You can fight later. In the meantime, take Star and hide out.
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Connections

Referenced in Mad Men: At the Codfish Ball (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Chicken Reel
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Traditional
Played by Captain Nazro on the harmonica when he gives Star a crane
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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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