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Captains Courageous

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Original title
Captains Courageous
Running time
116 min.
United States United States
John Lee Mahin, Marc Connelly, Dale Van Every (Book: Rudyard Kipling)
Franz Waxman
Harold Rosson (B&W)
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Adventure. Drama | Sea Adventures. Friendship. Fishing. Childhood
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Rudyard Kipling Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Harvey Cheyne (Freddie Bartholomew) is a wealthy, spoiled 12-year-old who falls overboard on his way to Europe. When he regains consciousness on a Gloucester fishing boat, the ship’s captain (Lionel Barrymore) puts him to work next to his own son (Mickey Rooney). Harvey sulks at first, then begins a warm relationship with Manuel (Spencer Tracy), a simple Portuguese fisherman. Manuel and the other crew members teach Harvey about life at sea. In the process, he learns to care deeply for the experienced fisherman while becoming a valued crew member himself. But Harvey has one more lesson to learn before he is reunited with his father (Melvyn Douglas).
1937: Oscar: Best Actor (Spencer Tracy). 4 Nominations
1939: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Spencer Tracy)
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