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Captains Courageous (1977)

A spoiled little rich boy learns what life is really like after he falls overboard in the middle of the ocean and is picked up by a crusty old sea captain.


Harvey Hart


John Gay, Rudyard Kipling (novel)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Malden ... Disko Troop
Jonathan Kahn ... Harvey Cheyne
Johnny Doran Johnny Doran ... Dan
Neville Brand ... Little Penn
Fred Gwynne ... Long Jack
Charles Dierkop ... Tom Platt
Jeff Corey ... Salters
Fritz Weaver ... Harvey Cheyne, Sr.
Ricardo Montalban ... Manuel
Stan Haze ... Cook
Redmond Gleeson Redmond Gleeson ... Phillips
Shay Duffin ... Chief Steward
Milton Frome ... Mr. Atkins
Len Wayland ... McLean
Stanja Lowe Stanja Lowe ... Mrs. Cheyne


A spoiled little rich boy learns what life is really like after he falls overboard in the middle of the ocean and is picked up by a crusty old sea captain.

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Release Date:

4 December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bátor kapitányok See more »

Filming Locations:

Camden, Maine, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Better than 1937 original
21 June 2003 | by USS_Ranger_VetSee all my reviews

This version of "Captains Courageous" is far better than the original starring Freddy Bartholomew and Spencer Tracey.

The main credit for this goes to Karl Malden who plays Capt. Disko Troop of the fishing packet "We're Here." In the role of Manuel, played by Tracey in 1937, is Ricardo Montalban. Jonathan Kahn reprises the role of Harvey Cheyne and does an excellent job. Neville Brand and Fred Gwynne, two wonderful character actors, provide great support to Malden and Montalban. This version, unlike the original, follows the book far better than the original.

If you can find a copy of this movie, grab it. It aired as a TV movie on ABC and they do not have a copy any more.

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