This is the one with Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney, made in 1937. The captain sounds like the same guy who played Mr. Potter in It's a Wonderful Life. Is it the same movie you're thinking of, Boasun?The Original movie with Lyonel Barymore(sp?) as the captain was the best one made.
I knew that. My bad. And I had John Carradine, who played Long Jack, mixed up with Lionel Barrymore. My frayed knot is unraveling.Um...
Lionel Barrymore played the Master of the vessel while Spencer Tracy played Manuel, the Portagee.
Fred has a copy of it sent to him last year. He doesn't think he resembles the young boy, played by Freddy Bartholomew, at all and he's certainly correct in that. There might be some resemblence to our Portagee and the one played by Tracy, though. I have not trouble in imagining our Portagee singing to the fishies!