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Captains Courageous

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
7.73 /10
Spencer Tracy , Lionel Barrymore, Freddie Bartholomew
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Directed by: Victor Fleming
Written by: John Lee Mahin, Marc Connelly, Dale Van Every from Rudyard Kipling's novel

Released: 1937
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 116

Spoiled rich kid (Freddie Bartholomew, pictured right) is taught how to live his life by Portuguese fisherman (Spencer Tracy, pictured left).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Highly successful, sentimental family film which inexplicably won an Oscar for Spencer Tracy, whose performance is far from his best. The MGM production values are excellent, and it manages to be entertaining and heart-warming. It was voted the third Best Film of 1937 (after Zola and The Good Earth) in the annual poll of US film critics conducted by Film Daily. It also won the Photoplay Gold Medal Award as Best Picture of 1937, voted for by America's cinemagoing public.

"I used to pray that something would happen to halt production. I was positive I was doing the worst job of my life."

(Spencer Tracy)

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