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Encyclopedia > Captains Courageous (film)
Freddie Bartholomew in a promotional photo for Captains Courageous
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Freddie Bartholomew in a promotional photo for Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous is a 1937 film, based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling. It follows the adventures of Harvey Cheyne Jr., (Freddie Bartholomew), the arrogant and spoiled son of a railroad tycoon, who is washed overboard from a transatlantic steamship and rescued by fishermen on the Grand Banks. Harvey cannot persuade them to take him ashore, nor convince them of his wealth. However, the Captain of the We're Heres, Disko Troop, (Spencer Tracy), offers him a job as part of the crew until they return to port. With no other choice, Harvey accepts. See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... Captains Courageous is an 1897 novel by Rudyard Kipling. ... Rudyard Kipling Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) was a British author and poet, born in India. ... Freddie Bartholomew (March 28, 1924 – January 23, 1992) was a British child actor popular in 1930s Hollywood films. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Categories: Stub ... Map showing the Grand Banks and ground fish zones in eastern Canada from Fisheries and Oceans Canada. ... Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was an American film actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ...


There follows a series of trials and adventures where the boy learns to adjust to his rough new life, and with the help of his friend, Dan Troop, he makes fine progress. Eventually, the schooner returns to port and Harvey wires his parents. They rush to the fishing town and find to their amazement that their child has become an industrious, serious and considerate young man. Two-masted fishing schooner A schooner (IPA: ) is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts. ...


The movie was produced by Louis D. Lighton and directed by Victor Fleming. Tracy won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in this film. The cast also included Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Mickey Rooney, and John Carradine. Victor Fleming (February 23, 1883 - January 6, 1949) (sometimes Vic Fleming) was an American film director. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Lionel Barrymore Lionel Barrymore (April 28, 1878 – November 15, 1954), original name: Lionel Blythe, was an American actor of stage, radio and film, elder brother of Ethel and John Barrymore. ... Melvyn Douglas (April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981) was a United States actor who won all three of the entertainment industries highest awards, two Oscars, one Tony and a televison Emmy. ... Actor Mickey Rooney speaks at the Pentagon in 2000 during a ceremony honoring the USO. Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr. ... Carradine (center) in Stagecoach (1939) John Carradine (February 5, 1906 - November 27, 1988) was an American actor. ...


The movie also gained nominations for three other Academy Awards: Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...

  • Best Picture - Louis D. Lighton, producer
  • Best Film Editing - Elmo Veron
  • Best Writing, Screenplay - Marc Connelly, John Lee Mahin and Dale Van Every

 
 

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