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Captains Courageous

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  Captains Courageous   Review
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

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As real and immediate as a documentary, yet stylishly and attractively photographed. Some of the process work is obvious, but few members of a 1937 audience would have detected it.

(John Howard Reid, long after release)

The Kipling novel was reworked - sugared - by experienced hands.

(Pauline Kael, New Yorker, long after release)

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