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Captain Caution (1940)





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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 The Olive Branch. 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 Olive Branch 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 (Northwest Passage), 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.


Victor Mature
as Daniel 'Dan' Marvin
Leo Carrillo
as Lucien Argandeau
Louise Platt
as Corunna Dorman
Bruce Cabot
as Lehrman Slade
Robert H. Barrat
as Capt. Dorman
Miles Mander
as Lt. Strope
El Brendel
as Slushy
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
Ted Osborn
as Capt. Decatur
Ann Codee
as Landlady
Romaine Callender
as English Officer
Pierre Watkin
as American Consul
Olaf Hytten
as Stannage's Aide
Frank Lackteen
as Slade's Mate
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Critic Reviews for Captain Caution

All Critics (2)

Unconvincing but lively adventure seafaring story, set during the War of 1812.

February 11, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Hal Roach's historical swasbuckling adventure, which features a strong woman as its hero, was nominated for the Best Sound Oscar.

January 21, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Captain Caution

Fun sea going fare.

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