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Captain January (1936)




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A lighthouse keeper saves a young orphan from drowning and adopts her. After some time, a truant officer splits them up and sends her to a boarding school. Shirley Temple is the little star in this cute picture featuring Guy Kibbee, Slim Summerville and Buddy Ebsen among others.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Gladys Lehman, Harry Tugend, Sam Hellman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 25, 2006


Guy Kibbee
as Captain January
Buddy Ebsen
as Paul Roberts
Sara Haden
as Agatha Morgan
Jane Darwell
as Eliza Croft
Jerry Tucker
as Cyril Morgan
Nella Walker
as Mary Mason
George Irving
as John Mason
James Farley
as Deputy Sheriff
Jim Farley
as Deputy Sheriff
John Carradine
as Local yokel
Si Jenks
as Old Sailor
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Critic Reviews for Captain January

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A feel-good hokum musical-comedy cashing in on the popularity of cinema's wonder-child, Miss Curly Top, Shirley Temple.

Full Review… | February 13, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Shirley Temple feel-good classic is one of her best.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

It has a heart and a charm to it that allows the well-worn material to be forgivable.

Full Review… | July 15, 2006

So-so Temple vehicle.

September 18, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Captain January


A good Shirley Temple film.

Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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