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Directed by Victor Fleming • 1937 • United States
Starring Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore
Based on a novel by Rudyard Kipling, this beloved high-seas adventure stars Freddie Bartholomew as a young, spoiled-rotten brat who falls overboard an ocean liner and is rescued by passing fishermen Manuel (Spencer Tracy, in an Oscar-winning performance). Rather than return the boy home, Manuel and the crew whisk him along for an epic voyage full of excitement, danger, and hard-won life lessons. Directed by preeminent MGM craftsman Victor Fleming and featuring an all-star cast that includes Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Mickey Rooney, and John Carradine, CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS delivers white-knuckle thrills alongside a heartfelt coming-of-age tale.