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Release Date:
24 September 1937 (USA) See more »
The Jones family is into politics with father running for mayor. His son prints a newspaper which causes controversy by quoting his dad regarding his crooked opponent. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jed Prouty ... John Jones
Shirley Deane ... Bonnie Jones

Spring Byington ... Mrs. John Jones

Russell Gleason ... Herbert Thompson
Kenneth Howell ... Jack Jones
George Ernest ... Roger Jones
June Carlson ... Lucy Jones
Florence Roberts ... Granny Jones
Billy Mahan ... Bobby Jones

Joan Marsh ... Bebe Montaine
Marjorie Weaver ... Vicki Enfield
Willard Robertson ... Dr. Enfield
Robert Gleckler ... Hal Lynch
Arthur Hohl ... Walter Whittaker

Selmer Jackson ... Maxwell
Joe King ... Mayor Roberts
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Blystone ... Radio Officer (uncredited)
William Burress ... Clerk (uncredited)
George Chandler ... Photographer (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... (uncredited)
Jack Dougherty ... Policeman (uncredited)
Don Downen ... College Boy (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Policeman (uncredited)

Paul Fix ... Horner (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Policeman (uncredited)

Peter Gowland ... College Boy (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Detective (uncredited)
Tom Herbert ... Barber's Customer (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Don House ... College Boy (uncredited)
J. Anthony Hughes ... Bartender (uncredited)
John Ince ... Seconder (uncredited)
Gladden James ... Assistant Druggist (uncredited)
Robert Emmett Keane ... Speaker (uncredited)
Cy Kendall ... Chief of Police (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Grayson (uncredited)

Robert Lowery ... (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas ... Customer in Drugstore (uncredited)

Carlyle Moore Jr. ... Jed (uncredited)
Carroll Nye ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)

Dorothy Phillips ... Nurse (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Barber (uncredited)
Buster Slaven ... Red (uncredited)
Carl Stockdale ... Judge (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Laryngitis Man (uncredited)
Erich von Stroheim Jr. ... College Boy (uncredited)

Ray Walker ... Reporter (uncredited)
Billy Watson ... Droopy (uncredited)
Harry Watson ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Reporter (uncredited)
Lloyd Whitlock ... Nominator (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank R. Strayer 
Writing credits
Ron Ferguson (story) and
Eleanor De Lamater (story)

Robert Chapin (screenplay) and
Karen DeWolf (screenplay) (as Karen de Wolf)

Paul Burger  original story (uncredited)

Produced by
Max Golden .... producer
Original Music by
Samuel Kaylin 
Cinematography by
Edward Snyder 
Film Editing by
Nick DeMaggio 
Art Direction by
Chester Gore 
Costume Design by
Herschel McCoy 
Production Management
Ed Ebele .... production manager (uncredited)
Jerry Gose .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Saul Wurtzel .... assistant director
Charles Faye .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
William Sittel .... assistant props (uncredited)
Frank Sullivan .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Fred Casey .... cableman (uncredited)
Harry Kornfield .... boom operator (uncredited)
Joseph Mazzoletti .... assistant sound mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Baker .... gaffer (uncredited)
Walter Christie .... second grip (uncredited)
Kenneth Green .... camera operator (uncredited)
Phil Mandella .... grip (uncredited)
J.C. Milligan .... still photographer (uncredited)
Maynard Rugg .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
John Van Wormer .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jack Adams .... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Olive Koenitz .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Other crew
Arthur Berthelet .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Harry Clark .... stand-in (uncredited)
Edwin H. Curtis .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Gladys Howe .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jack Vernon .... script clerk (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
55 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Followed by On Their Own (1940)See more »


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