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Because of a bad investment, Captain and Mrs. Peabody are evicted from their home. Mrs. Peabody finds lodging at a retirement home, but as only single women are allowed, the Captain has to make other arrangements. However, after witnessing their tearful goodbye, the home's residents vote to allow the couple to move in together. The Captain is a reluctant lodger, uncomfortable at being surrounded by so much femininity, and bristles when his pals start referring to him as "Old Lady". The time has come for Captain Peabody to reassert his manhood! Written by
Chris Stone <email@example.com>
A good low-keyed comedy with fine acting and old-fashioned values and mores.
Anyone who appreciates old-fashioned family values and mores will enjoy this fine comedy as much as I did. Based on a 1909 novel, Charles Coburn wonderfully plays the title character, a retired sea captain who gets into trouble by making poor investments with money that should have been used for mortgage payments. It may not sound like much of a setup for a comedy, but there are small pleasures throughout.
It's Coburn's film all the way, but the acting of all is uniformly excellent and it is paced well by director Robert B. Sinclair. And you get to see Dan Dailey in his second film.
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