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Hoosier Schoolboy (1937)

Approved | | Drama | 7 July 1937 (USA)
A schoolteacher comes to a new town and finds herself caught up in the town's problems and disputes.

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Anne Nagel ...
Frank Shields ...
John 'Jack' Matthews Jr.
Edward Pawley ...
Captain Fred Carter
William Gould ...
John Matthews Sr.
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Miss Hodges the School Mistress
Anita Deniston ...
Elvira
Harry Hayden ...
Mr. Townsend
Bradley Metcalfe ...
Roger Townsend
Doris Rankin ...
School Girl
Walter Long ...
Riley
Helena Grant ...
School Girl
Cecil Weston ...
Teacher
Mary Field ...
School Board Secretary
Zita Moulton ...
School Girl
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A new schoolteacher arrives in the town of Ainsley, which is in the middle of a milk strike that has caused heated feelings among the local dairy farmers. One of the teacher's new students is a cynical boy who is prone to fighting. When she takes an interest in him, she learns that he lives with his father, a shell-shocked war veteran. Meanwhile, the son of the hard-line dairy owner is pursuing her, despite her resistance to his attentions. Written by Snow Leopard

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Edward Pawley's only child, Martin H. Pawley, played one of Mickey Rooney's classmates. This was the only movie in which he ever appeared - he never got interested in the entertainment business, and eventually became an accountant. See more »

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A Monogram for Mickey
11 April 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"This easygoing rural drama stars Mickey Rooney as a young boy who idolizes his father, a shell-shocked alcoholic war veteran. The boy must protect his dad against the recriminations of the townsfolk," according to the DVD sleeve, "An understanding schoolteacher comes along to rescue Rooney and his father from a life of poverty." She arrives in the Indiana town in the middle of a milk farmer's strike.

In his last really low-budget (ie Monogram) feature before super-stardom, Mr. Rooney is refreshingly natural and scrappy as the typical "bad boy" saved by a good-natured soul. That role is supplied by sweet, pretty history teacher Anne Nagel (as Mary Evans). Her tentative romance with handsome Frank Shields (Brooke Shield's tennis pro grandfather) and the strikers' subplot tie the storyline together neatly.

***** Hoosier Schoolboy (7/7/37) William Nigh ~ Mickey Rooney, Anne Nagel, Frank Shields, Edward Pawley


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