The Captain Is a Lady (1940)

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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 ... See full summary »



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7 November 2006 | montebainter
| Comedy?
Happened to catch this today and it held my attention throughout. The story itself was a little thin and the film shot in probably three weeks. But the acting was very well done. As the synopsis already includes mention of the couple losing their home, it is fair to mention that I was genuinely saddened by the helplessness of their loss (again, the acting). Although the film is 66 years old, the under-swell of emotion involved in a retirement age couple uncontrollably losing their home to heartless circumstances and poor decisions seems timeless -- people doing the best they can to get along and seeing their hopes and security slip through their fingers. It is categorized as a comedy, but I did not know that beforehand and did not see it as such. Sure, there are many intentionally cute moments (many including Glinda, the Good Witch of the North), but it is a severely desperate premise. I haven't yet seen a convincing comedy about homelessness.

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