The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Captians Courageous Review

On MovieFanFare, guest blogger Kim Wilson wrote a great review of Captains Courageous (1937), starring Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew and Lionel Barrymore.  I really enjoyed this film about a very rich spoiled brat (Bartholomew) who learns some tough but valuable lessons after falling overboard off a luxury liner and into the nets of a Portugese fisherman (Tracy). 

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