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Freddie Bartholomew peers through a spyglass under the guidance of Spencer Tracy.
Freddie Bartholomew peers through a spyglass under the guidance of Spencer Tracy.

Thumbnail for Captains Courageous (1937) Captains Courageous (1937)

Basics Critics:78Viewers:76Rusty:78
Category: Action/Adventure, Drama, Kids/FamilyNotable as: DramaSub-Category: Adventure Film, Drama, FamilyMain subject: seamanshipRuntime: 115 - 117 minutesLanguage: English, PortugueseCountry: United StatesDirector: Victor FlemingScreenwriter: Marc Connelly, John Lee Mahin, Dale Van EveryMusic: Franz WaxmanCinematography: Harold RossonStars: Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Melvyn Douglas, Lionel Barrymore, John Carradine, Mickey Rooney, Charley Grapewin, Christian Rub, Oscar O'Shea Producer: Louis D. LightonAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actor (Spencer Tracy)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Elmo Veron)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Marc Connelly, John Lee Mahin, Dale Van Every)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Captains Courageous is a 1937 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer adventure film. Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling, it had its world premiere at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles. The movie was produced by Louis D. Lighton and directed by Victor Fleming. Filmed in black-and-white, Captains Courageous was advertised by MGM as a coming-of-age classic with exciting action sequences.

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