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Barefoot Boy (1938)

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Other than using the same title this film has no connection to nor is there any film credit linking it to the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. In this film, Kenneth Hale, a pampered, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Moran ...
Billy Whittaker
Marcia Mae Jones ...
Pige Blaine
Bradley Metcalfe ...
Kenneth Hale
Johnnie Morris ...
Jeff Blaine
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Julia Blaine
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Himself
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John Hale
Claire Windsor ...
Valerie Hale
Helen MacKellar ...
Martha Whittaker
Matty Fain ...
Blake
Frank Puglia ...
Hank
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Warden
Charles D. Brown ...
Calvin Whittaker (as Chas. D. Brown)
Roger Gray ...
Dutch
Earle Hodgins ...
Sheriff
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Other than using the same title this film has no connection to nor is there any film credit linking it to the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. In this film, Kenneth Hale, a pampered, snobbish young boy is sent by his father, John Hale, who has served time in prison for a crime he did not commit, down to the country farm of an old friend, Calvin Whittaker. The barefooted, honest and plucky Billy Whittaker, his girlfriend, Pige Bennett, and punky Kenneth get involved with a "haunted" house and a gang of crooks, while Billy helps make a "better man" out of Kenneth. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Scrapping - Romancing - Gang-Busting!


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3 August 1938 (USA)  »

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Mindless
12 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Other than using the same title this film has no connection to nor is there any film credit linking it to the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier.

In this film, Kenneth Hale, a pampered, snobbish young boy is sent by his father, John Hale, who has served time in prison for a crime he did not commit, down to the country farm of an old friend, Calvin Whittaker.

The barefooted, honest and plucky Billy Whittaker, his girlfriend, Pige Bennett, and punky Kenneth get involved with a "haunted" house and a gang of crooks, while Billy helps make a "better man" out of Kenneth.

Filmed well, acted well, just a ridiculously slow, tedious, bland story.

It's mindless.


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