1937 has arrived! Only 70 more years to go!
I am a huge fan of seafaring adventures. I also love Spencer Tracy so I was really looking forward to this film. The plot is very similar to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in that a bratty kid learns about camaraderie and sailing. Harvey, the boy pictured above, is a great character. Bartholomew does not overly cute up the role and actually matches Tracy's screen presence.
What is also refreshing about this movie is that Tracy plays a Portuguese sailor without being offensive about it! I am becoming used to black face and people getting "yellowed up", unfortunately. Great film, great plot developments, and great character developments. Who could ask for anything more (I also have daisies in green pastures!)?!
Lionel Barrymore is in this. He is Drew Barrymore's great uncle!
Tracy didn't want to take on the role originally because he didn't want to sing or have curly hair. Joan Crawford called him Harpo Marx.
The Oscar Tracy won was inscribed to Dick Tracy.
Does anyone else think Jason Segel and Spencer Tracy are twins?