|Guy Kibbee||Capt. January|
|Buddy Ebsen||Paul Roberts|
Star is a shipwrecked orphan girl growing up with a gentle lighthouse-keeper named Captain January, who rescued her from the waves when she was just a baby. While she loves her life of dancing and spitting with sailors, a bitter truant officer believes that Star belongs in a boarding school. When the authorities insist that Star must leave her only guardian, Captain January fears that he may lose his lovable companion for good.