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