Captain January (1936)




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Previously filmed as a vehicle for Baby Peggy Montgomery in 1922, Laura E. Richard's Captain January was warmed up as a Shirley Temple picture 14 years later. Temple plays Star, a child of divorce who is looked after by crusty-but-lovable lighthouse keeper Captain January (Guy Kibbee). Truant officer Agatha Morgan (Sara Haden) determines that the Captain is not providing Star with suitable surroundings or a proper education, and before long our sobbing heroine is whisked away to a boarding … 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


as Captain January

as Mary

as Paul Roberts

as Agatha Morgan

as Eliza Croft

as Cyril Morgan

as Mary Mason

as John Mason

as Deputy Sheriff

as Deputy Sheriff

as Local yokel

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

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