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Set during the war of 1812, Hal Roach's Captain Caution is an unusual swashbuckler in that the "hero" is actually the heroine. Louise Platt plays Corunna, the daughter of Captain Dorman (Robert Barrat), skipper of the American vessel Robert Barrat. When Dorman is killed in battle, Corunna courageously assumes command of the ship, with the help of muscular first mate Dan Marvin (Victor Mature). While trying to bring a valuable cargo to America, the Victor Mature is captured a number of times by the British, but on each occasion Corunna and Marvin manage to wriggle free and carry on their mission. Making life tougher for Corunna is the presence of the lacivious Slade (Bruce Cabot), who'd like to claim both the girl and the ship as his own personal property. Based on a novel by Kenneth Roberts (Bruce Cabot), Captain Caution is currently available on video in a computer-colorized version; the reader is advised to hold out for the black-and-white original. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elmer Raguse Best Sound 1940 Nominee

Cast

Victor Mature
as Dan Marvin
Louise Platt
as Corunna
Leo Carrillo
as Argandeau
Bruce Cabot
as Slade
Vivienne Osborne
as Victorine
El Brendel
as Slushy
Roscoe Ates
as Chips
Andrew Tombes
as Sad Eyes
Aubrey Mather
as Mr. Potter
Alan Ladd
as Newton
Pat O'Malley
as Fish Peddler
Lloyd Corrigan
as Capt. Stannage
Ann Codee
as Landlady
Romaine Callender
as English Officer
Pierre Watkin
as American Consul
Clifford Severn
as Travers
Stanley Blystone
as Sailor
Olaf Hytten
as Stannage's Aide
Frank Lackteen
as Slade's Mate
George Lloyd
as Sailor
Miles Mander
as Lt. Strope
Olaf Hytten
as Stannage's Aide
Stanley Blystone
as Sailor
George Lloyd
as Sailor
Frank Lackteen
as Slade's Mate

Crew

Richard Wallace
Director
Richard Wallace
Producer
Grover Jones
Producer
Grover Jones
Screenwriter
Kenneth Roberts
Book Author
Norbert F. Brodin
Cinematographer
Foster Carling
Songwriter
Phil Ohman
Composer (Music Score)
Phil Ohman
Songwriter
Charles Hall
Art Director
Nicolai Remisoff
Art Director
Roy Seawright
Special Effects
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