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Captain January (1936)

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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Mary Marshall
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Mrs. John Mason
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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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(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

In one scene of this film, Shirley Temple's character is given a crane for her birthday. This crane continually pecked at cast and crew members, so a prop man nailed its webbed feet to the floor. Director David Butler insisted that this was not painful for the crane, and Shirley Temple later recalled that the crane never seemed to be suffering, even after the nails were removed. The local humane society learned of the incident and sent an agent to the set to investigate, but when the agent tried to get a closer look at the crane, it pecked at her, too. 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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Referenced in Mad Men: At the Codfish Ball (2012) See more »

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Asleep in the Deep
(1897) (uncredited)
Music by Henry W. Petrie
Lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
Sung a cappella by Shirley Temple
Also performed a cappella by Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbee and Slim Summerville
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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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