Captain Fury (1939): Hal Roach Oscar Nominated Historical Drama Starring Victor McLaglen and Brian Aherne

Directed by producer Hal Roach, “Captain Fury” is an historical action drama, set in a 19th century Australian penal colony.

The leads are played by Brian Aherne and Victor McLaglen (who won the 1935 Best Actor Oscar for “The Informer”).

The supporting ensemble, including Paul Lukas and John Carradine, is equally good.

 

Oscar Nominations: 1

Interior Design: Charles D. Hall

 

Oscar Award None

Oscar Context:

In 1939, “Gone With the Wind” swept most of the Oscar Awards, including Interior Design.