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Penrod and Sam (1931)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  3 October 1931 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Leon Janney ...
Frank Coghlan Jr. ...
Sam (as Junior Coghlan)
Cameo the Dog ...
Duke (as Cameo)
Margaret Marquis ...
Billy Lord ...
Georgie Bassett (as Billie Lord)
Michael Stuart ...
Rodney Bitts (as Nestor Aber)
Jimmy Robinson ...
Herman Washington (as James Robinson)
Robert Dandridge ...
Verman Washington (as Robert Dandrige)
Matt Moore ...
Henry Schofield
Dorothy Peterson ...
Helen Beaudine ...
Johnny Arthur ...
Mr. Bassett
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Mrs. Bassett
Charles Sellon ...
Mr. Bitts
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The Adventures of Penrod and Sam  »

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Trivia

In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. See more »

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My Country 'Tis of Thee
(1832) (uncredited)
Music attributed to Henry Carey ("God Save the King!") (1744)
Lyrics by Samuel Francis Smith (1832)
Sung by the children, Elizabeth Patterson and Charles Sellon at school
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Wonderful Child Actors...
18 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

inhabit this gem of a film. Leon Janney, Junior Coghlin, and Billie Lord are the perfect Penrod, Sam, and Goergie in this gentle but funny Booth Tarkington story. Slim storyline, but the kids are so good, you forget all that. The adults aren't bad either, especially the always funny Zasu Pitts, but also good are Charles Sellon, Dorothy Peterson, Matt Moore and a hilarious scene with Elizabeth Patterson as the school marm. This is the kind of story that MGM and Mickey Rooney would have destroyed a few years later if Rooney hadn't been stuck in Andy Hardy gunk. The characters would reappear in the 50s in 2 Doris Day comedies with Billy Gray as the Penrod character.


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