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Captains Courageous (1937)

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117 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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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Writers
Rudyard Kipling (novel) | John Lee Mahin (screen play) | Marc Connelly (screen play) | Dale Van Every (screen play)
Composer
Franz Waxman (musical score)
Cinematographer
Harold Rosson (photographed by)
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Budget
$1,645,000
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Release date
Jun 25, 1937 (United States)

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Spencer Tracy
Manuel Manuel   See fewer
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Melvyn Douglas
Mr. Cheyne Mr. Cheyne   See fewer
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Charley Grapewin
Uncle Salters Uncle Salters   See fewer
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John Carradine
'Long Jack' 'Long Jack'   See fewer
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Oscar O'Shea
Cushman Cushman   See fewer
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Jack La Rue
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Walter Kingsford
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Sam McDaniel
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Norman Ainsley
Robbins (uncredited) Robbins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Betty Alden
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C.E. Anderson
Fisherman (uncredited) Fisherman (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Arnold
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Art Berry Sr.
Capt. Anderson (uncredited) Capt. Anderson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Skipper of Blue Gill (uncredited) Skipper of Blue Gill (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Brodie
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Tommy Bupp
Boy on Ship (uncredited) Boy on Ship (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leo G. Carroll
Burns (uncredited) Burns (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Coleman
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Martin (uncredited) Martin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Appleton's Wife (uncredited) Appleton's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Fisher
Crewman (uncredited) Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Fisher
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Billy Gilbert
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Roger Gray
Nate Rogers (uncredited) Nate Rogers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sherry Hall
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Jack Kennedy
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Stubby Kruger
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Myra Marsh
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Edward Peil Sr.
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Gil Perkins
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First Steward (uncredited) First Steward (uncredited)   See fewer
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Black Woman (uncredited) Black Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elliott (uncredited) Elliott (uncredited)   See fewer
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8 / 10 | 7,876 votes