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Captains Courageous
(1937)

Country: USA

Genre: Adventure, Drama

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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. Fortunately he's picked up by a fishing boat just heading out for the season. He tries to bribe the crew into returning early to collect a reward but none of them believe him. Stranded on the boat he must adapt to the ways of the fishermen and learn more about the real world.

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  • Based on the classic novel by Rudyard Kipling.

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Adaptation of the Kipling adventure yarn, which is nearly as good as The Sea-Wolf by Jack London of The Call of the Wild fame. Superb performance by Freddie Bartholomew, surrounded by big names in adult acting. Bartholomew will have been about twelve when this was filmed, while in the book Harvey Cheyne is fifteen.

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One of the best films ever to come out of MGM!

Freddie Bartholomew truly was a silver screen legend! Also stars Academy Awards winner Spencer Tracy, Academy Awards winner Lionel Barrymore, Academy Awards winner Melvyn Douglas, and Academy Awards winner Mickey Rooney. Directed by Academy Awards winner Victor Fleming. There are too many other Academy Awards winners among the crew to list.

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I'm glad the Director chose Black and White film to make this movie, with B/W the viewer focuses more on the characters than the scenery! My Dad was just 6 yrs. younger than Freddie, and he used say that Freddie was that good playing the brat because was a brat in real life, I had trouble believeing it, because an actor is usually at their best when their playing their stark opposite! This movie has been a beloved classic for decades, and will be for years to come, because it had some of the best actors in hollywood in it! Trivia: The Father of Actor David Carridine (Kung Fu tv series) plays one of the characters in the movie!

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