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CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS

11:00 AM

Sunday, October 5

(1937, Victor Fleming) Overboard from an ocean liner, spoiled rich kid Freddie Bartholomew is pulled from the brink by Lionel Barrymore’s fishing ship—but there’s needed mentoring in store from Portuguese-American seaman Spencer Tracy (Oscar, Best Actor). Adapted from Kipling’s novel. Approx. 117 min. 35mm

Reviews

“With its rich production, magnificent marine photography, admirable direction and performances, the film brings vividly to life every page of Kipling's novel and even adds an exciting chapter or two of its own.”
– The New York Times

“One of MGM's powerhouse moralizing family entertainments, it's beefy and rousing, with almost guaranteed tears and laughter for children.”
– Pauline Kael