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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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Cast

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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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 »

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Comedy | Musical | Family

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Release Date:

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

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

Capt. Nazro: Star can read writing and write reading better than any six year old on this coast.
Capt. January: Any six year old? Why, there ain't no seven or eight year old that knows as much as Star. I've been learning her from the two best books there is, The Bible and Bowditch.
Mrs. Agatha Mogan: Bowditch? A book on navigation? Fine reading for a child of six!
Capt. Nazro: Any objections to The Bible?
Capt. January: There ain't no better reading in the world than The Bible and Bowditch. They both learn you to steer a straight course.
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Connections

Referenced in The Disney Family Album: Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

The Right Somebody to Love
(1936)
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Sung by Shirley Temple (uncredited)
Reprised by her near the end
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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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