Captain January
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Previously filmed as a vehicle for Baby Peggy Montgomery in 1922, Laura E. Richard's Captain January was warmed up as a Shirley Temple picture 14 years later. Temple plays Star, a child of divorce who is looked after by crusty-but-lovable lighthouse keeper Captain January (Guy Kibbee). Truant officer Agatha Morgan (Sara Haden) determines that the Captain is not providing Star with suitable surroundings or a proper education, and before long our sobbing heroine is whisked away to a boarding school. She is rescued by kindly Mr. and Mrs. Morgan (George Irving and Nella Walker), distant… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"A feel-good hokum musical-comedy cashing in on the popularity of cinema's wonder-child, Miss Curly Top, Shirley Temple."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"So-so Temple vehicle."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Shirley Temple feel-good classic is one of her best."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"It has a heart and a charm to it that allows the well-worn material to be forgivable."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
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