Affairs of Cappy Ricks (1937) Comedy, Walter Brennan, Mary Brian, Lyle Talbot
A crotchety old man banishes his family to a desert island for a lesson in minding one’s own business.
Cappy Ricks, a crusty old sea captain, returns home from a long voyage to discover that his family and his business are in chaos–his daughter is set to marry a nitwit that he can’t stand, and his future mother-in-law has taken over everything and is set to merge his business with that of a rival company. Worst of all, though, is that she–in the interests of “progress”–has completely automated his beloved ship, “Electra”!. He sets out to put an end to all this foolishness and comes up with what he thinks is a foolproof plan.
Initial release: 1937
Director: Ralph Staub
Music composed by: Alberto Colombo
Story by: Peter B. Kyne
Cinematography: Ernest Miller