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Captain January (1936)

A little girl named Star 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.

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Captain Nazro
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Paul Roberts
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Agatha Morgan
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Eliza Croft
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Mary Marshall
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Cyril Morgan
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Mrs. John Mason
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John Mason
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Deputy Sheriff (as James Farley)
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Old Sailor
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A little girl named Star 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.

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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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G | See all certifications »
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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)

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 27, 1941 with Shirley Temple reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Agatha Mogan: Who is that child?
Mary: She's the adopted daughter of Captain January, the lighthouse keeper. Isn't she a pretty little thing?
Mrs. Agatha Mogan: Does she go to school?
Mary: Well, no. You see, the former truant officer wasn't very strict.
Mrs. Agatha Mogan: That's why she's the former truant officer. You schoolteachers will find me strict enough.
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Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) 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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sweet as sugar -- and without the calories
22 May 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Maybe the best all-around movie of Shirley's career in terms of the acting of the entire ensemble and a well-constructed script. Shirley tugs at your heartstrings, of course, but the story never strikes a false note. And some of the scenes of the lighthouse are magnificent. Watch this one with the entire family.


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