Library will close at 12:30 pm on Wed, Nov 21 for the Thanksgiving holiday, and reopen Sat, Nov 24 at 9 am.

Film Lecture Series: Captains Courageous

Not Rated (1937) 1 hour and 57 minutes  Black & White

Part of librarian Doug Swiszcz's SPENCER TRACY film lecture series, with pre-film commentary.

Tracy won the first of two back-to-back Best Actor Academy Awards for his performance in this adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of a rich, spoiled boy (Freddie Bartholomew) who learns important life lessons when he is taken aboard a New England fishing vessel about to embark on a months-long voyage plying the North Atlantic for its catch. Tracy plays Manuel, the Portuguese fisherman who befriends him and becomes a kind of mentor to him. Directed by Victor Fleming, the supporting cast includes Lionel Barrymore, Mickey Rooney, Melvyn Douglas, and John Carradine.

Free and open to all.

The other films in this series will screen on:
10/12 at 1:00 pm - Father of the Bridge
10/19 at 1:00 pm - Bad Day at Black Rock
10/26 at 1:00 pm - Judgment at Nuremberg

Event Location: 
Salem Family Auditorium (Second Floor)