Captains Courageous (1937)

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A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.


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  • Freddie Bartholomew and Melvyn Douglas in Captains Courageous (1937)
  • Spencer Tracy and Victor Fleming in Captains Courageous (1937)
  • Freddie Bartholomew and Melvyn Douglas in Captains Courageous (1937)
  • Spencer Tracy and Freddie Bartholomew in Captains Courageous (1937)
  • Spencer Tracy and Freddie Bartholomew in Captains Courageous (1937)
  • Lionel Barrymore and John Carradine in Captains Courageous (1937)

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5 January 2006 | petangi
10
| Son meets father - in his heart
A wonderful film I only discovered about ten years ago. A low key beginning, hardly anything to attract the viewer to sympathize with the predicament that befalls young Harvey. With a wonderful cast, fairly average story but told and beautifully understated brings a wonderful balance and heart-tugging restoration for young Harvey, plucked from the sea by Spencer Tracy, a Portuguese fisherman. Having to become a fisherman for two months, young Harvey finds out what he has not known in life. He begins the story as a spoilt young irritating brat but ends it restored to life and his father. A message for us all, begun and ending in eternity. Poignant, sad and enriching. Great cinema.

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