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Director:
Writers:
Kenneth Roberts (novel)
Grover Jones (screen play)
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Release Date:
9 August 1940 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
When her father dies, a young woman helps a young man take command of the ship to fight the British during the war of 1812. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Cast

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Victor Mature ... Dan Marvin
Louise Platt ... Corunna Dorman
Leo Carrillo ... Lucien Argandeau

Bruce Cabot ... Lehrman Slade
Robert Barrat ... Capt. Dorman
Vivienne Osborne ... Victorine Argandeau
Miles Mander ... Lieut. Strope
El Brendel ... Slushy
Roscoe Ates ... Chips
Andrew Tombes ... Sad Eyes
Aubrey Mather ... Sir Henry Potter

Alan Ladd ... Newton

J. Pat O'Malley ... Fish Peddler (as Pat O'Malley)
Lloyd Corrigan ... Capt. Stannage
Ted Osborne ... Lt. Stephen Decatur
Ann Codee ... Landlady
Romaine Callender ... English Officer
Pierre Watkin ... American Consul
Clifford Severn ... Travers (as Clifford Severn Jr.)
Bud Jamison ... Blinks
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ted Billings ... Prisoner in Brig (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Tough Sailor in Brig (uncredited)
Sven Hugo Borg ... Sailor (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Sailor (uncredited)
Jack Curtis ... Sailor (uncredited)
Jean Del Val ... French Officer (uncredited)
James Dime ... Sailor / Barfly in Pub (uncredited)
Martin Faust ... Marty - Lookout (uncredited)
Budd Fine ... Sailor (uncredited)
Bud Geary ... Sailor (uncredited)
John George ... Sailor (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... English Ship's Brig Officer (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Stannage's Officer Aide (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Jim - English Ship's Brig Officer (uncredited)
Frank Lackteen ... Mr. Furneaux - Slade's Mate (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Prisoner in Brig (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Sailor Drinking Emetic (uncredited)
Colin Mackenzie ... Sailor (uncredited)
Anthony Marsh ... Lt. Briggs (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... French Seaman in Pub (uncredited)
Gene Morgan ... Hatch (uncredited)
Carl Mudge ... Sailor (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... English Sailor Who Pleads for Water (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Sailor (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ... Barfly in Pub (uncredited)
William Sundholm ... Bill - a Sailor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Wallace 
 
Writing credits
Kenneth Roberts (novel "Captain Caution")

Grover Jones (screen play)

Produced by
Grover Jones .... producer (uncredited)
Hal Roach .... executive producer (uncredited)
Richard Wallace .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Phil Ohman 
 
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James E. Newcom (edited by) (as James Newcom)
 
Art Direction by
Nicolai Remisoff 
 
Set Decoration by
William Stevens (set decorations) (as W.L. Stevens)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harve Foster .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
William Randall .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Charles D. Hall .... special effects photography designer
Roy Seawright .... special effects photography
Frank Young .... special effects photographer
 
Stunts
George Suzanne .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Walter Plunkett .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Irvin Talbot .... orchestra conductor
 
Other crew
Bernard Carr .... associate director
Hal Roach .... presenter
Richard Talmadge .... associate director
 
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Runtime:
86 min | West Germany:79 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #6439) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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J. Pat O'Malley's first film.See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Fast-moving, 12 August 2007
Author: xredgarnetx from Connecticut

An early Victor Mature effort, CAPTAIN CAUTION tells the tale of a merchant vessel assaulted by the British at the start of the War of 1812. The vessel's captain is killed and his daughter (so-so actress Louise Platt) assumes command. She decides to pursue the British and is given the choice of Mature or Bruce (KING KONG) Cabot for first mate. The spot goes to Cabot, who turns out to be a privateer in the employ of the highest bidder, in this case the British. He convinces her to head for France rather than America, and once in port, the ship is taken. She unwisely stays with Cabot, who is now planning to sail for America, while Mature and his loyal followers are held prisoner. With the help of a very young Alan Ladd, Mature and the boys escape and pursue Cabot's ship. As you can imagine, the action never stops and the battle scenes are eye-popping even in black and white. Taken from a Kenneth Roberts novel, CAPTAIN CAUTION is a forgotten mini-masterpiece that only falls down whenever the leading lady takes center stage. But the young Victor Mature is pretty impressive in his two-fisted role and Cabot plays his traitor role just subtly enough to convince even the most jaded moviegoer. Plus the wonderful Leo (CISCO KID) Carillo is aboard for comic relief. Too bad the film wasn't shot in color.

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