The Captain Is a Lady
The Captain Is a Lady poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRobert B. Sinclair
Screenplay byHenry Clark
Based onOld Lady 31
1916 play
by Rachel Crothers
1909 play by Louise Forsslund
Produced byFrederick Stephani
StarringCharles Coburn
Beulah Bondi
Virginia Grey
Helen Broderick
Billie Burke
Dan Dailey
CinematographyLeonard Smith
Edited byFrank E. Hull
Music byBronislau Kaper
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release date
  • June 21, 1940 (1940-06-21)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Captain Is a Lady is a 1940 American comedy film directed by Robert B. Sinclair and written by Henry Clark, adapted from the play by Rachel Crothers. The film stars Charles Coburn, Beulah Bondi, Virginia Grey, Helen Broderick, Billie Burke and Dan Dailey. It was released on June 21, 1940, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]


Captain Peabody and his wife Angie are kicked out of their home, Angie finds a place at a retirement home. Unfortunately, only single women are allowed to stay, so the Captain has to find a place of his own and say goodbye to Angie. But then, the ladies from the retirement home feel bad for the couple and let them both in. The captain now sees himself surrounded only by ladies and being called "Old lady" by his crew-mates and wants his manhood back.



  1. ^ "The Captain Is a Lady (1940) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  2. ^ "The Captain Is A Lady". TV Guide. Retrieved 28 November 2014.