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Captain January (11-Sep-1936)

Director: David Butler

Writers: Sam Hellman; Gladys Lehman; Harry Tugend

From novel by: Laura E. Richards

Musical Direction: Louis Silvers

Keywords: Musical Comedy

Star is a girl rescued from a shipwreck by lighthouse keeper Captain January; both of her parents drowned in the disaster. Four years later truant officer Agatha Morgan decides she isn't being raised properly, and seeks to have Star removed from the ones she loves and put in an institution. Popular film follows the successful Shirley Temple formula; memorable dance number with Buddy Ebsen, "At The Codfish Ball."

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jane Darwell
15-Oct-1879 13-Aug-1967 The bird woman in Mary Poppins
Buddy Ebsen
2-Apr-1908 6-Jul-2003 Jed Clampett
Sara Haden
17-Nov-1899 15-Sep-1981 The Shop Around the Corner
Guy Kibbee
6-Mar-1882 24-May-1956 Captain January
June Lang
5-May-1917 16-May-2005 Bonnie Scotland
Slim Summerville
10-Jul-1892 6-Jan-1949 The Front Page
Shirley Temple
23-Apr-1928 10-Feb-2014 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Nella Walker
6-Mar-1886 22-Mar-1971 Mack and Walker


Shirley Temple   ...   Star
Guy Kibbee   ...   Capt. January
Slim Summerville   ...   Capt. Nazro
Buddy Ebsen   ...   Paul Roberts
Sara Haden   ...   Agatha Morgan
Jane Darwell   ...   Eliza Croft
June Lang   ...   Mary Marshall
Jerry Tucker   ...   Cyril Morgan
Nella Walker   ...   Mrs. John Mason
George Irving   ...   John Mason
James Farley   ...   Deputy Sheriff
Si Jenks   ...   Old Sailor


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