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Affairs of Cappy Ricks (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 24 May 1937 (USA)
Cappy Ricks, a crusty old sea captain, returns home from a long voyage to discover that his family and his business are in chaos--his daughter is set to marry a nitwit that he can't stand, ... See full summary »

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Cappy Ricks, a crusty old sea captain, returns home from a long voyage to discover that his family and his business are in chaos--his daughter is set to marry a nitwit that he can't stand, and his future mother-in-law has taken over everything and is set to merge his business with that of a rival company. Worst of all, though, is that she--in the interests of "progress"--has completely automated his beloved ship, "Electra"!. He sets out to put an end to all this foolishness and comes up with what he thinks is a foolproof plan. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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As primitive as can be
4 November 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Walter Brennan in one of his few starring roles while he was winning all those Best Supporting Actor awards, stars in this amusing comedy for Republic. Brennan is in the title role of Cappy Ricks an old sea dog who's built up a nice business of ship building, but who feels that progress is too much of a good thing.

In a way the Affairs Of Cappy Ricks is a humorous version of The Flight Of The Phoenix where Brennan is a nautical version of what James Stewart was in the air. Automation and instruments are fine, but unless you can sail by stars and compass and I do mean sail because steam and diesel power boats can run out of fuel you are no kind of sailor.

And that's a lesson his family seems to have forgotten as one daughter is getting married to a confirmed landlubber and another daughter has dumped longtime boyfriend Lyle Talbot for the son of a man whose business is about to merge and takeover Brennan's.

So Brennan arranges a little south sea voyage for the whole lot of them and has a preplanned shipwreck on a deserted island that would seem like home to the Gilligan's Island castaways. And it's as primitive as can be.

Brennan has no leading players to steal scenes from, so he's given a full head of steam by the director. His only competition is that of Georgia Caine who is the wife of William Davidson whom Brennan's business was merging with. Mary Brian is good as Brennan's feisty daughter whom he'd like to get back together with Talbot.

Definitely for fans for Walter Brennan.


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