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Affairs of Cappy Ricks


Cappy Ricks and his family are stranded on a south sea island, and there his daughters learn that their choice of future husbands is faulty. Based on a story by Peter B. Kyne. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.

Affairs of Cappy Ricks is a 1937 American film directed by Ralph Staub.


Cappy Ricks (Walter Brennan) has returned home from a long voyage at sea only to find that his family and business are not as he left them. His daughter Frankie (Mary Brian) is engaged to a dimwit that he isn't fond of. His future mother-in-law has plans for his business and for his prized ship. Cappy Ricks knows he has to end the chaos and set things straight. Now all he needs is a plan.


  • Walter Brennan as Cappy Ricks
  • Mary Brian as Frances 'Frankie' Ricks
  • Lyle Talbot as Bill Peck
  • Frank Shields as Waldo P. Bottomly Jr.
  • Frank Melton (actor) as Matt Peasely
  • Georgia Caine as Mrs. Amanda Peasely
  • Phyllis Barry as Ellen Ricks Peasely
  • William B. Davidson as Waldo P. Bottomly Sr.
  • Frank Shannon as Captain Braddock
  • Howard Brooks as Revere the Butler


Category:1937 films
Category:American films
Category:1930s comedy-drama films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Republic Pictures films

Ralph Staub

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