“The Affairs of Cappy Ricks” is a comedy film released in 1937, directed by Ralph Staub and based on a series of stories by Peter B. Kyne. The film tells the story of Cappy Ricks, a wealthy shipbuilder who is forced to take a vacation due to his failing health.
While on vacation, Cappy’s granddaughter, Alice, convinces him to invest in a struggling shipping company run by her boyfriend, Matt Peasley. Cappy reluctantly agrees, but soon finds himself embroiled in a series of misadventures as he tries to help Peasley save his company from bankruptcy.
The film features a talented cast, including Walter Brennan as Cappy Ricks, Mary Brian as Alice, and Lyle Talbot as Matt Peasley. It also includes several comedic set pieces, such as a wild boat race and a hilarious scene in which Cappy accidentally starts a fire in a hotel.
Overall, “The Affairs of Cappy Ricks” is a lighthearted and entertaining comedy that explores themes of family, loyalty, and the importance of hard work. Its blend of humor, drama, and romance make it a classic of the genre.
Peter B. Kyne, Lester Cole
Walter Brennan, Mary Brian, Lyle Talbot