Captains Courageous (1937) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Victor Fleming and produced by Louis D. Lighton.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Rudyard Kipling published in 1897.
Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Spencer Tracy||Won|
|Best Film Editing||Elmo Veron||Nominated|
|Best Writing||John Lee Mahin, Marc Connelly, Dale Van Every||Nominated|
Captains Courageous (1937, Victor Fleming)By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 15, 2017 From The Stop Button
As Captains Courageous enters its third act, Spencer Tracy (as a Portugese fisherman) reminds Freddie Bartholomew (a spoiled blue blood kid Tracy rescues after he falls overboard from an ocean liner) it’s almost time to go home to his regular life. It’s a shock for Bartholomew, but also ... Read full article
CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS.By Crystal Kalyana on Dec 28, 2014 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood
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Captains Courageous (1937)By Beatrice on Sep 19, 2013 From Flickers in Time
Captains Courageous Directed by Victor Fleming Written by John Lee Mahin, Marc Connelly, and Dale Van Every based on a novel by Rudyard Kipling 1937/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing #104 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die I thought this one was very moving, with some great performanc... Read full article
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Captains CourageousBy Alyson on Jun 18, 2010 From The Best Picture Project
How do you teach a spoiled brat some respect? ?Throw him aboard a?fishing boat. That’s what happens to young Harvey Cheyne (Freddie Bartholomew). ?When we first meet the boy, he’s spoiled rotten and believes that his father’s money can get him anything. ?He uses it as a threat agai... Read full article
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Manuel Fidello: Oh sure, beautiful girls. I got maybe five, six girls in Gloucester. I tell each one I like her best. You gotta tell big lies to girls to make them happy.
Harvey: I bet I know a lot of things you don't know. I know that's not French you're singing.
Manuel Fidello: That's right. About ten million people know it's Portugese.
Harvey: I bet you can't speak French.
Manuel Fidello: Right now, I sorry I speak *English*.
Manuel Fidello: Wake up, Little Fish. Hey, wake up, wake up! Somebody think you dead, they have celebrations.
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Spencer Tracy initially turned down the role of Manuel because he thought it was too secondary to the boy. He did not attempt a Portuguese accent but instead based his accent for the film on a Yiddish voice he had used during an early theater performance. He initially hated his performance in the movie until it won him good reviews and an Oscar nomination.
None of the filming actually took place at sea. A four fifth size replica of the fishing schooner was built in the "tank". The actors merely walked on to it every day while filming. Distance and tracking shots of the schooner were a real ship that was filmed at sea and spliced into the movie where necessary.
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