MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,798 this week

Barefoot Boy (1938)

5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 36 users  
Reviews: 4 user

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 »

Director:

Writer:

(original story and screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1813 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 5079 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 710 titles
created 20 Dec 2012
 
a list of 342 titles
created 12 Apr 2013
 
a list of 9061 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Barefoot Boy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Barefoot Boy (1938)

Barefoot Boy (1938) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Barefoot Boy.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

During a stormy night at an old dark mansion, people who claim to see ghosts roaming the halls are later found murdered.

Director: Frank R. Strayer
Stars: John Miljan, June Collyer, Richard Carle
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O'Keefe, John Loder
Curse of the Swamp Creature (TV Movie 1966)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

Deep in the rural swamps of Texas the mad Dr. Simond Trent is conducting experiments on the local swamp people in an attempt to discover the secret of evolution. When a party of oil ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Buchanan
Stars: John Agar, Francine York, Jeff Alexander
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A popular high school valedictorian and star athlete becomes a pariah when it's discovered that his father is a former bootlegger.

Director: William Nigh
Stars: Jackie Cooper, Robert Warwick, Lucy Gilman
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Runyonesque crooks on the lam hide out on blind man's pastoral farm and decide to go straight.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: William Hall, Anne Nagel, Dean Jagger
Love Bound (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A gold-digging woman wins a big settlement against an older married man, which threatens to destroy the man's family. His son, discovering that the woman is part of a ring of blackmailers ... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Hill
Stars: Jack Mulhall, Natalie Moorhead, Clara Kimball Young
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Moran ...
Marcia Mae Jones ...
Bradley Metcalfe ...
Kenneth Hale
Johnnie Morris ...
Jeff Blaine
...
Julia Blaine
...
Himself
...
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Scrapping - Romancing - Gang-Busting!


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 August 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El pillete  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Dillinger (1945) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Annoying...
7 July 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Barefoot Boy" is a film that clearly demonstrates why it's in the public domain. Simply put, the film is annoying...very, very annoying. Unless you love films that star annoying pre-teens, then my advice is to avoid this one like the plague.

The film stars two boys--one a spoiled little $&!% who is simply too obviously awful to be believed. No child is that obnoxious and yet so adored by a parent!! Instead of a reasonable portrayal, it's all black & white--like a comic book. And, when this kid does horrible things, people either cover for him or resist the urge to bust him in the mouth--something I truly was hoping to see. And, it's a bad film that makes me root for child abuse!!! As far as the plot goes, it's a ridiculous mess involving the jerk kid going to live with a nice country boy, some stolen bonds, a father coming out of prison and some crooks pretending that they are ghosts. Believe me that the average Bowery Boys film is 1000% better! Bad acting, bad writing and bad direction...this one is just BAD!


0 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
J. Farrell MacDonald in this movie peeter_thomson
Discuss Barefoot Boy (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?