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A wealthy spoiled brat falls off an ocean liner and is rescued by a Portuguese fisherman. Forced to endure a three month voyage, he learns to love the sea and earns his place among the crew. Based on the Rudyard Kipling story, this is a timeless family adventure classic. Oscar-winner Spencer Tracy earned his first Academy Award as the fatherly fisherman. Co-starring child-star Freddie Bartholomew and Oscar-winners Lionel Barrymore Mickey Rooney and Melvyn Douglas. Directed by Oscar-winner Victor Fleming ,it was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Screenplay.]]>
This is a classic. If you have not seen this, you need to. I showed it to a group of middle and high school students. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Edward Howlett
one of the best if the only authentic visual account of what grand banks fishing was all about.
Acting was fabulous.
Treasure Island (1934) vs. Captains Courageous (1937). I had seen both of these movies years before, but several days ago I decided to rewatch them back-to-back. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeremy W. Forstadt