Captain January

Captain January


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Previously filmed as a vehicle for Baby Peggy Montgomery in 1922, Laura E. Richard's Captain January was warmed up as a Shirley Temple picture 14 years later. Temple plays Star, a child of divorce who is looked after by crusty-but-lovable lighthouse keeper Captain January (Guy Kibbee). Truant officer Agatha Morgan (Sara Haden) determines that the Captain is not providing Star with suitable surroundings or a proper education, and before long our sobbing heroine is whisked away to a boarding school. She is rescued by kindly Mr. and Mrs. Morgan (George Irving and Nella Walker), distant relatives who try to provide the girl with a decent home, but the poor child still yearns for the company of Captain January and his friends Paul (Buddy Ebsen) and Nazro (Slim Summerville). All ends happily when January and his two chums are hired as crew members on the Morgans' yacht. One of Shirley Temple's best films, Captain January would be memorable if only for her singing-dancing duet with Buddy Ebsen, "At the Codfish Ball."" Thanks to a legal loophole, the film has lapsed into public domain, joining A Little Princess as the most accessible of Temple's vehicles.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1998
UPC: 0086162106835
Original Release: 1936
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shirley Temple Star
Guy Kibbee Captain January
George "Slim" Summerville Capt. Nazro
Buddy Ebsen Paul Roberts
Sara Haden Agatha Morgan
Jane Darwell Eliza Croft
Jerry Tucker Cyril Morgan
George S. Irving John Mason
Nella Walker Mrs. John Mason
James Farley Deputy Sheriff
Si Jenks Old Sailor
William Benedict Bit
Gladden James Foreman
June Lang Mary Marshali
Geneva Sawyer Maid
John Carradine Local yokel

Technical Credits
David Butler Director
Jack Donohue Choreography
Sam Hellman Screenwriter
Gladys Lehman Screenwriter
Sideny D. Mithcell Songwriter
Lew Pollack Songwriter
John F. Seitz Cinematographer
Louis Silvers Musical Direction/Supervision
Harry Tugend Screenwriter
Jack Yellen Songwriter
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

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