Author: Rudyard Kipling
Born: Dec 30, 1865 Bombay, British India
Passed: Jan 18, 1936 London, England
Film: Captains Courageous
Captains Courageous is an 1897 novel, by Rudyard Kipling, that follows the adventures of fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne Jr., the arrogant and spoiled son of a railroad tycoon. The novel originally appeared as a serialization in McClure's, beginning with the November 1896 edition.
The book's title comes from the ballad "Mary Ambree", which starts, "When captains courageous, whom death could not daunt". Kipling had already used the same title for an article on businessmen as the new adventurers, published in The Times of 23 November 1892.
The novel was adapted into the film, Captains Courageous, in 1937. It was produced by Louis D. Lighton, directed by Victor Fleming and starred Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Mickey Rooney, and John Carradine. Tracy won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in this film.Read article at Wikipedia
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