Sunday, March 15 –
Event Time: 1:00pm
345 Main St., P.O. Box 433,, Rockland
Shirley 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 relatives who try to provide the girl with a decent home, but the poor child still yearns for the company of Captain January and his friends Paul (Buddy Ebsen) and Nazro (Slim Summerville). All ends happily when January and his two chums are hired as crew members on the Morgans' yacht. One of Shirley Temple's best films, Captain January would be memorable if only for her singing-dancing duet with Buddy Ebsen, "At the Codfish Ball."
This film is based on a novel by Maine author Laura E. Richards (who lived, worked, died, and is buried in Gardiner). A prolific writer of non-fiction, novels, and children's literature, Richards was the first recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in biography.
Directed by David Butler
Starring Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbe, June Lang, Buddy Ebsen
USA | 1936 | G | 77min
Tickets: $8/ Adults, Seniors, Under 12
$7/ Strand Members
Info at RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070