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Affairs of Cappy Ricks (May 24, 1938)

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The Affairs of Cappy Ricks
 

Released May 24, 1938: (running time 56 minutes) When Cappy returns home from a long sea voyage, this crusty old sea captain discovers that his world ashore has turned upside down.

Directed by Peter B. Kyne

The Actors: Walter Brennan (Jud McGraw), Mary Brian (Frances 'Frankie' Ricks ), Lyle Talbot (Bill Peck ), Frank Shields (Waldo P. Bottomly Jr.), Frank Melton (Matt Peasely), Georgia Caine (Mrs. Amanda Peasely), Phyllis Barry (Ellen Ricks Peasely), William B. Davidson (Waldo P. Bottomly, Sr.), Frank Shannon (Captain Lanning), Howard Brooks (Revere the Butler), Sherry Hall (Rankin, electro-physio research engineer), Anthony Pawley (sailor), Will Stanton (steward)

 

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The Crusty Sailor, the Push-Button Yacht, and the Wedding at Sea

As I write this, Katharine Hepburn is the only actor to ever win four Academy Awards. Six actors have won three Academy awards, including Ingrid Bergman, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, and the leading man in this situation comedy adventure, Walter Brennan.

Baby Boomers probably remember Walter Brennan as Grandpa Amos McCoy from the 1957-1963 television sit-com “The Real McCoys.” Born in 1894, he began acting in silent motion pictures in 1925, and appeared frequently in movies and television shows until 1972.

Late in his career he commented that he chose to never appear in a movie that he couldn’t take his whole family to see. When he made this motion picture he was 44 years old, and this same year he would become the first actor to receive a third Academy Award. He might have gotten more, but after he got this one, the ‘extras’ union was forbidden to vote for Academy Awards nominees.

Cappy Ricks is a wealthy businessman from San Francisco who is returning home from a year-long trip around the world. He discovers that his company is being taken from him, with the help of his partner’s widow, one of his own daughters, and a businessman who made his fortune by creating automatic electric devices that make almost everything in life as easy as pushing a button.

Cappy Ricks is determined to regain control of his company and his family, and he makes a bet with his friend Bill, played by Lyle Talbot, that within three months he will have succeeded in getting his business and his family back to normal. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

Anthony Pawley
Anthony Pawley
Frank Melton
Frank Melton
Frank Melton and Phyllis Barry
Frank Melton and Phyllis Barry
Frank Melton
Frank Melton
Frank Melton
Frank Melton
Georgia Caine
Georgia Caine
Georgia Caine
Georgia Caine
Georgia Caine, Mary Brian, Walter Brennan
Georgia Caine, Mary Brian, Walter Brennan
Georgia Caine, Sherry Hall, Frank Melton
Georgia Caine, Sherry Hall, Frank Melton
Georgia Caine, Sherry Hall
Georgia Caine, Sherry Hall
Georgia Caine, Walter Brennan
Georgia Caine, Walter Brennan
Georgia Caine
Georgia Caine
Howard Brooks
Howard Brooks
Howard Brooks and Walter Brennan
Howard Brooks and Walter Brennan
Lyle Talbot
Lyle Talbot
Lyle Talbot, Mary Brian, Walter Brennan
Lyle Talbot, Mary Brian, Walter Brennan
William B. Davidson and Walter Brennan
William B. Davidson and Walter Brennan
Lyle Talbot and Mary Brian
Lyle Talbot and Mary Brian
Lyle Talbot
Lyle Talbot
Mary Brian
Mary Brian
Mary Brian and Walter Brennan
Mary Brian and Walter Brennan
Mary Brian
Mary Brian
Mary Brian
Mary Brian
Phyllis Barry
Phyllis Barry
Phyllis Barry, Frank Melton, Mary Brian
Phyllis Barry, Frank Melton, Mary Brian
Phyllis Barry, Frank Melton
Phyllis Barry, Frank Melton
Phyllis Barry, Frank Shannon
Phyllis Barry, Frank Shannon
Phyllis Barry, Walter Brennan
Phyllis Barry, Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan, Georgia Caine, Mary Brian
Walter Brennan, Georgia Caine, Mary Brian
Walter Brennan, Georgia Caine
Walter Brennan, Georgia Caine
Walter Brennan, William B. Davidson
Walter Brennan, William B. Davidson
Walter Brennan, Lyle Talbot
Walter Brennan, Lyle Talbot
Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
William B. Davidson
William B. Davidson
William B. Davidson and Georgia Caine
William B. Davidson and Georgia Caine