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Captains Courageous
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Director:
Writers:
Rudyard Kipling (novel)
John Lee Mahin (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
25 June 1937 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Most Exciting Picture Since "Mutiny On The Bounty" See more »
Plot:
Harvey Cheyne is a spoiled brat used to having his own way. When a prank goes wrong onboard an ocean liner Harvey ends up overboard and nearly drowns... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of my all time favorites See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Freddie Bartholomew ... Harvey

Spencer Tracy ... Manuel

Lionel Barrymore ... Disko

Melvyn Douglas ... Mr. Cheyne

Charley Grapewin ... Uncle Salters

Mickey Rooney ... Dan

John Carradine ... 'Long Jack'
Oscar O'Shea ... Cushman

Jack La Rue ... Priest (as Jack LaRue)
Walter Kingsford ... Dr. Finley

Donald Briggs ... Tyler
Sam McDaniel ... 'Doc' (as Sam McDaniels)

Bill Burrud ... Charles (as Billy Burrud)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Ainsley ... Robbins (uncredited)

Wally Albright ... Boy (uncredited)

Betty Alden ... Bit Role (uncredited)
C.E. Anderson ... Fisherman (uncredited)
William Arnold ... Reporter (uncredited)
Art Berry Sr. ... Capt. Anderson (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Skipper of Blue Gill (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Reporter (uncredited)

Tommy Bupp ... Boy on Ship (uncredited)

Leo G. Carroll ... Burns (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Burns - the Butler (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Martin (uncredited)

Lester Dorr ... Corridor Steward (uncredited)
Dora Early ... Appleton's Wife (uncredited)
Bill Fisher ... Crewman (uncredited)
Larry Fisher ... Crewman (uncredited)

Billy Gilbert ... Soda Steward (uncredited)
Roger Gray ... Nate Rogers (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Henry Hanna ... (uncredited)
Richard Howard ... Crewman (uncredited)

Lloyd Ingraham ... Skipper of Ship (uncredited)

Gladden James ... Secretary Cobb (uncredited)
Jack Kennedy ... Captain of Flying Swan (uncredited)
Katherine Kenworthy ... Mrs. Disko (uncredited)
David Kerman ... Reporter (uncredited)
James Kilgannon ... Crewman (uncredited)
Murray Kinnell ... Minister (uncredited)
Stubby Kruger ... Crewman (uncredited)
Boots Lebaron ... Boy (uncredited)
Myra Marsh ... Chester's Wife (uncredited)

Philo McCullough ... Crewman (uncredited)
Mira McKinney ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Dennis O'Keefe ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Edward Peil Sr. ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Crewman (uncredited)
Richard Powell ... First Steward (uncredited)
Gene Reynolds ... Boy in Print Shop (uncredited)

Christian Rub ... Old Clement (uncredited)
Goldie Sloan ... Black Woman (uncredited)
William Stack ... Elliott (uncredited)
Jack Sterling ... Crewman (uncredited)
Reggie Streeter ... Boy (uncredited)

Frank Sully ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Gertrude Sutton ... Nate's Wife (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Tom (uncredited)

Charles Trowbridge ... Dr. Dick Walsh (uncredited)
Lee Van Atta ... Boy (uncredited)
Monte Vandergrift ... Sailor on Flying Swan (uncredited)
Jay Ward ... Pogey Williams (uncredited)

Bobby Watson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Dave Wengren ... Lars (uncredited)
Kenneth Wilson ... Alvin Savage (uncredited)

Directed by
Victor Fleming 
 
Writing credits
Rudyard Kipling (novel)

John Lee Mahin (screen play) &
Marc Connelly (screen play) and
Dale Van Every (screen play)

Tom Kilpatrick  uncredited

Produced by
Louis D. Lighton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman (musical score)
 
Cinematography by
Harold Rosson (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Elmo Veron (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Makeup Department
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Art Department
A. Arnold Gillespie .... associate art director (as Arnold Gillespie)
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harold J. Marzorati .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bob Roberts .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Gus Kahn .... songs: lyrics by
Franz Waxman .... songs: music by
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Clifford Vaughan .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Clifford Vaughan .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Franz Waxman .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
James Curtis Havens .... marine director (as James Havens)
Frank Barnes .... business manager (uncredited)
Herzl Effensachs .... marine coordinator (uncredited)
Harry Marble .... marine director (uncredited)
Ewing Scott .... business manager (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
117 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | Germany:6 | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1937) | New Zealand:G | Norway:A (1937) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:TV-G | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #2951)

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Trivia:
When Spencer Tracy received his Oscar statuette for this movie, he was surprised to find it inscribed to comic-strip hero "Dick Tracy". An embarrassed Academy replaced the statuette.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Disko hits him Harvey falls over but keeps his hat on. In the next shot Havery has no hat on.See more »
Quotes:
Manuel Fidello:[singing] There's a school of fish when I leap in the sea. Where the little fish study geography.
[Talking]
Manuel Fidello:My father, he teach this song and I put your kind of words to it.
[singing]
Manuel Fidello:Now they write on the slate and they read from a book. Learn to run with the bait and just leave 'em the hook.
[Talking]
Manuel Fidello:I gotta sing every time I get mad. It drive those flying fish out of my stomach, you know?
[singing]
Manuel Fidello:Yea-ho little fish, don't cry, don't cry. You'll be a balaya by and by.
[Talking]
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Cattle Drive (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
What Shall We Do with The Drunken Sailor?See more »

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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
One of my all time favorites, 3 July 1999
Author: Lamia7609 from Columbus OH

Freddy Bartholomew is brilliant in the role of this spoiled manipulating young boy. I love this movie. I think any film where the character makes some sort of change in themselves or in the world around them has a special quality. Some attempt this and fail miserably, gaining only my enmity. (i.e Mr Holland's Opus) Visually this movie reminds me of "The Net" by Winslow Homer. I used to stare at the painting while laying under my grandmother's sewing machine. Lionel Barrymore is as endearing as ever. Spencer Tracy does a wonderful job if you can get around the accent. Please see this film when you can.

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