Direct from the HAL ROACH ARCHIVES, Culver City, California. This is an ORIGINAL 1940 Photograph, measuring 7-1/2" x 9-1/2", of KING KONG star, BRUCE CABOT. This Photo was use to promote the swashbuckling epic adventure,

Captain Caution

Director: Richard Wallace

Writers: Kenneth Roberts (novel), Grover Jones

When her father dies, a young girl helps a young man take command of the ship to fight the British during the war of 1812.

Shown is Bruce Cabot. There is a mark on his nose that is IN The photo. It is in nice shape for ALMOST 70 YEARS OLD, and it features in the film:


Victor Mature ... Daniel 'Dan' Marvin
Louise Platt ... Corunna Dorman
Leo Carrillo ... Lucien Argandeau
Bruce Cabot ... Lehrman Slade
Robert Barrat ... Capt. Dorman
Vivienne Osborne ... Victorine Argandeau
Miles Mander ... Lieut. Strope
El Brendel ... Slushy
Roscoe Ates ... Chips
Andrew Tombes ... Sad Eyes
Aubrey Mather ... Mr. Henry Potter
Alan Ladd ... Newton - Mutinous Sailor
J. Pat O'Malley ... Fish Peddler on Ship (as Pat O'Malley)
Lloyd Corrigan ... Capt. Stannage
Ted Osborne ... Capt. Steve Decatur

It's motion picture still #HR-F32-H-74

Great if you love adventure romance films or these stars!

MORE INFO ON BRUCE CABOT: Bruce Cabot (April 20, 1904 - May 3, 1972) was an Americanfilmactor. Tall and athletic looking, he is best remembered as Jack Driscoll in King Kong (1933).

Cabot was born Etienne Pelissier Jacques de Bujac in Carlsbad, New Mexico, to French Army Colonel Etienne de Bujac and his wife Julia Armandine Graves, who died shortly after giving birth to him. Leaving the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee without graduating, Cabot worked at a many jobs, including as a sailor, an insurance salesman, and in a slaughterhouse.

Cabot appeared in nearly one hundred feature films. He made his debut in 1931 in "Heroes of the Flames". He tested for the lead role of The Ringo Kid in John Ford's popular Western Stagecoach (1939), but John Wayne got the part.

He was prominently featured in the blockbuster King Kong in 1933, but he was not able to maintain his career as a lead actor. He usually played a villain, appearing as a gangster boss in "Let 'Em Have It" (1936) and as the Huron warrior Magua opposite Randolph Scott in The Last of the Mohicans (1936). He co-starred with Spencer Tracy, playing the leader of a lynch mob in Fury (1936). A freelancer, Cabot appeared in movies at many studios before leaving Hollywood to serve in World War II.

Cabot was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Forces and was as an Air Transport Command operations officer in Tunis. It is alleged he was implicated by the Army Counter-Intelligence Corps in a gold smuggling ring that shipped Nazi gold to Brazil after the war's end.[1]

Cabot returned to Hollywood after his discharge. He met John Wayne on the set of Angel and the Badman (1947) and they became close friends. Cabot became the first choice for supporting roles in Wayne's movies. They appeared together in twelve films: The Best of the Badmen (1951), The Comancheros (1961), Hatari! (1962), McLintock! (1963), In Harm's Way (1965), The War Wagon (1967), The Green Berets (1968), Hellfighters (1968), The Undefeated (1969), Chisum (1970), and Big Jake (1971).

Cabot's final screen appearance was in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.

Bruce Cabot died in 1972 in Woodland Hills, California from lung cancer and throat cancer and was buried in his hometown, Carlsbad, New Mexico. He had been married three times, to actresses Adrienne Ames and Francesca De Scaffa, and finally to Mary Mather Smith.

MORE INFO ON VICTOR MATURE: American leading man. Born Victor John Mature (to a German-speaking Tyrolean father, Marcellus George Mature, a cutler, and a Swiss-American mother, Clara Mature) in Louisville, Kentucky, Victor Mature worked as a teenager with his father as a salesman for butcher supplies. Hoping to become an actor, he studied at the Pasadena Playhouse in California. He auditioned for (1939) for the role ultimately played by his fellow Playhouse student,. After achieving some acclaim in his first few films, he served in the Coast Guard in World War II. Mature became one of Hollywood's busiest and most popular actors after the war, though rarely was he given the critical respect he often deserved. His roles in's(1946) and in's(1947) were among his finest work, though he moved more and more frequently into more exotic roles in films like(1949) and(1954). Never an energetic actor nor one of great artistic pretensions, he nevertheless continued as a Hollywood stalwart both in programme and in more prominent films like(1953). More interested in golf than acting, his appearances diminished through the 1960s, but he made a stunningof sorts in a hilarious romp as a very Victor Mature-like actor in's(1966). Golf eventually took over his activities and, after a cameo as Samson's father in a TV remake of his own "Samson and Delilah" ((1984) (TV)), he retired for good. Rumors occasionally surfaced of another, most notably in a never-realized remake of(1948) with, but none came to fruition. He died of cancer at his Rancho Santa Fe, California, home in 1999.

MORE INFO ON LOUSIE PLATT:actress who entered films in 1938 only to exit in 1942, returning to the stage. Remembered perhaps only for her performance in 'Stagecoach' (1939).


Hal Roach was born in Elmira, New York in 1892. After working as, among other things, mule skinner, wrangler and gold prospector, he wound up in Hollywood and began picking up jobs as an extra in comedies, where he met comedian Harold Lloyd in 1913 in San Diego. Roach came into a small inheritance and began producing, directing and writing a series of short film comedies under the banner, Phun Philms, starring Lloyd around 1915. Initially these were abysmal, but with effort, the quality improved enough to be nominally financed and distributed by Pathe and the Roach/Lloyd team proved quite successful after the creation of Lloyd's now-famous 'Glasses Character,' enabling Roach to start his own production company and eventually bought his own studio. Hal Roach Productions became a unique entity in Hollywood; it operated as a sort of paternalistic boutique studio, releasing a surprising number of wildly popular shorts series and a handful of features. Quality was seldom compromised and his employees were treated as his most valuable asset. Roach's relationship with his biggest earner, Harold Lloyd, was increasingly acrimonious after 1920. After achieving enormous success with features, Lloyd had achieved superstar status by the standards of Roaring Twenties and wanted his independence. The two men severed ties with Roach maintaining re-issue rights for Lloyd's shorts for the remainder of the decade. Despite facing the prospect of losing his biggest earner, Roach was already preoccupied by the cultivating his new kiddie series, Our Gang, which was an immediate hit with the public. By the time he was 25, Roach was wealthy and increasingly away from his studio, traveling extensively across Europe. By the early 1920s he had eclipsed Mack Sennett as the King of Comedy and created many of the most memorable comic series of all time, even by today's standards. These include the team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, ''Snub' Pollard' and especially the long running Our Gang (AKA "The Little Rascals" in TV distribution) series. After his studio's distributor, Pathe, disintegrated in the U.S. after it's domestic representative Paul Brunet returned to France in 1927, Roach was able to secure an even better deal with MGM (his key competitor, Mack Sennett, was also distributed by Pathe, but was unable to land a deal, ultimately declaring bankruptcy in 1933). For the next eleven years Roach shored up MGM's bottom line, although the deal was probably more beneficial to Roach. In the mid-1930's Roach became inexplicably enamored with Benito Mussolini, and sought to secure a business alliance with the fascist government's recently completed film complex, Cinecitta. After Roach asked for (and received) assurances from Mussolini that Italy wasn't about to seek sanction against the Jews, the two men formed RAM ("Roach And Mussolini") Productions--- a move that appalled the powers at MGM parent Leow's Inc. These events coincided with Roach selling off Our Gang to MGM and committing himself solely to feature film production. In September 1937, Il Duce's son, Vittorio Mussolini visited Hollywood and his studio threw a lavish party celebrating his 21st birthday. Soon afterward, the Italian government took on an increasingly anti-Semitic stance and in retribution, Leow's chairman, Nicholas Schenck canceled his distribution deal. He signed an adequate deal with United Artists in May 1938 and redeemed his previous record of feature misfires with a string of big hits: Topper (1937) (and it's lesser sequels), the prestigious Of Mice and Men (1939) and, most significantly, One Million B.C. (1940), which became the most profitable movie of the year. Despite the near-unanimous condemnation by his industry peers, Roach stubbornly refused to re-examine his attitudes over his dealings with Mussolini, even in the aftermath of WW2 (he proudly displayed an autographed portrait of the dictator in his home up until his death). His tried and true formula for success was tested by audience demands for longer feature-length productions, and by the early 1940's he was forced to try his hand at making low budget full-length screwball comedies, musicals and dramas, although he still kept turning out two-reel comedies, he tagged as "streamliners," they failed to catch on with post-war audiences. By the 1950s he was producing mainly for television. He made a stab at retirement but his son, Hal Jr., proved an inept businessman and drove the studio to the brink of bankruptcy by 1959. Roach returned and focused on facilities leasing and managing the TV rights of his film catalog. In 1983 his company developed the first successful digital colorization process. Roach then became a producer for many TV series on the Disney Channel, and his company still produces most of their films and videos.

It is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for the past 40 years

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