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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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John 'Jack' Matthews Jr.
Edward Pawley ...
Captain Fred Carter
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John Matthews Sr.
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Miss Hodges the School Mistress
Anita Deniston ...
Elvira
Harry Hayden ...
Mr. Townsend
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Roger Townsend
Doris Rankin ...
School Girl
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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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The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in New York City Monday 17 May 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Sunday 20 March 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Decent Drama With Some Interesting Themes
6 September 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is a decent low-budget drama with some interesting themes, and it also includes solid performances by Anne Nagel and a young Mickey Rooney. It ties together several plot lines in a way that works rather well, and although most of the characters remain one-dimensional, the overall situation is interesting enough to hold your attention.

Nagel plays a strong but sensitive schoolteacher who arrives in a new town just as feelings are running high due to a strike by the local dairy farmers, who aren't getting the price they want for their cows' milk. Rooney plays one of the students, a cynical outcast with a father who is a shell-shocked former war hero. These issues would probably have struck a chord in a 1930s audience, and to some degree the ideas are still of some relevance now.

The story that develops moves a little unevenly, and eventually it gets a little predictable, which keeps it from being a better movie overall. But it never loses your interest, and it's not bad at all for such an inexpensively-made feature.


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