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The Captain is a Lady (1940)





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This touching romance is based on a play by Rachel Crothers. An aging sea captain squanders his fortune on a bad business deal. Now he faces having to put his beloved wife in a poor house. He himself also has no place to live. Desperate for cash, he sells interest in a ship he has nothing to do with. This money gets her in a decent home for old ladies. To be with her, he dresses as an old woman and goes to live in the home with her. Eventually the administrators allow him to stay and the other residents begin calling him "Old Lady 31." The fortunes of the couple changes after the brave old salt saves a shipwrecked schooner. The salvage rights restore his fortune and all is well.


Charles Coburn
as Captain Abe Peabody
Beulah Bondi
as Angie Peabody
Virginia Grey
as Mary Peabody
Helen Broderick
as Nancy Crocker
Billie Burke
as Blossy Stort
Dan Dailey
as Perth Nickerson
Helen Westley
as Abigail Morrow
Marjorie Main
as Sarah May Willett
Cecil Cunningham
as Mrs. Homans
Clem Bevans
as Samuel Darby
Francis Pierlot
as Roger Bartlett
Tom Fadden
as Pucey Kintner
Helen Dickson
as Old Lady
Vangie Beilby
as Old Lady
Joe Bernard
as Man in Store
Henry Sylvester
as Man in Store
Milt Kibbee
as Men in Store
Milton Kibbee
as Man in Store
Ed Brady
as Seaman
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