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Captain January

Captain January
Captain January
Captain January
  • NR
  • 1h 17m
  • 1936
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An irrepressible orphan, Star (Shirley Temple), loves her somewhat unusual life in the loving care of the wonderful old keeper of a lighthouse (Guy Kibbee), until a mean truant officer (Sara Haden) begins a relentless campaign to have Star sent to a boarding school far away.
© 1936 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this black-and-white Shirley Temple musical includes a sequence in which little Star is forcibly taken from "Cap," the self-assigned guardian who has raised her since infancy. It's a sad moment, but is resolved soon afterward. In addition, there is an early brief mention of death in which Star asks Cap, "Does everyone have to die?" and "Will I die, too?" His answers are vague enough and gentle enough to be both satisfying and comforting to the child.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:April 17, 1936
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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