MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 27,228 this week

Barefoot Boy (1938)

5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 33 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:

Writers:

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

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4102 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 685 titles
created 20 Dec 2012
 
a list of 342 titles
created 12 Apr 2013
 
a list of 8638 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Barefoot Boy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Barefoot Boy (1938)

Barefoot Boy (1938) on IMDb 5.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Barefoot Boy.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

A radio reporter does a story on the infidelity and divorce of a wealthy and powerful businessman. The man invites the reporter to his mansion for a chat, but when he gets there, he finds ... See full summary »

Director: Leon Barsha
Stars: John Gallaudet, Iris Meredith, George McKay
Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A shot rings out in a darkened apartment; a woman screams and flees, tricking architect Jimmy McMillan into giving her a ride. McMillan returns and finds a body; but the police find a ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton
Stars: Chick Chandler, June Clyde, George Meeker
Certificate: Passed Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two men stumble into an old mansion, and get involved with a crazed scientist, torture chambers and sinister medical experiments.

Director: Roland D. Reed
Stars: Leslie Fenton, Muriel Evans, Noel Madison
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In this murder mystery, sexy blonde film star Irma Gladden is found dead in her car after shooting the last scene in her film, "Falling Star" at Eminent Studios. The suspects are numerous ... See full summary »

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Natalie Moorhead, Russell Hopton, J. Farrell MacDonald
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Chester Morris, Lynn Merrick, Richard Lane
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Bodies start mysteriously disappearing from the city morgue. An investigator tries to determine what is going on.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Zasu Pitts, Lucien Littlefield, Eugene Pallette
Tiger Fangs (1943)
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A big-game hunter travels to Malaya to help stop the Nazis and Japanese from destroying the rubber industry.

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: Frank Buck, June Duprez, Duncan Renaldo
Mystery | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A boxer is killed in the ring, and the only clue is a tune that a man was whistling.

Director: David Howard
Stars: Neil Hamilton, Evelyn Venable, Jimmy Wallington
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Teenager Betty Elliott has decided to take over the business and social affairs of her father Doc Elliott. She thinks her father should marry the widowed mother, Julie Harper, of her ... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Marcia Mae Jones, Jackie Moran, Leatrice Joy
The Fat Man (1951)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A dentist's murder is investigated by hefty sleuth Brad Runyan.

Director: William Castle
Stars: J. Scott Smart, Julie London, Rock Hudson
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Reporter Larry Doyle is rewarded for his role in the capture of the Pardoni gang, but then loses his job on a frame-up to keep him from testifying. He goes to a neighboring city, meets Ann ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Frank Albertson, Joan Woodbury, Dick Elliott
For You I Die (1947)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young convict,Johnny Coulter, serving as a trustee and with only a year remaining on his sentence, is forced to participate in a prison break by one of the hardened criminals. They ... See full summary »

Director: John Reinhardt
Stars: Cathy Downs, Paul Langton, Mischa Auer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Moran ...
Billy Whittaker
Marcia Mae Jones ...
Pige Blaine
Bradley Metcalfe ...
Kenneth Hale
Johnnie Morris ...
Jeff Blaine
...
Julia Blaine
...
Himself
...
John Hale
...
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)  »

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

 
Jackie Moran Goes Barefoot
14 May 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Rural teenager Jackie Moran (as Billy Whittaker) likes to play with his dog and climb trees with no shoes on, as suggested in John Greenleaf Whittier's poem "Barefoot Boy". Mr. Moran also likes cute neighbor Marilyn Knowlden (as Julia Blaine) and writes her a love note. The potential for puppy love is threatened however, by the arrival of spoiled military schoolboy Bradley Metcalfe (as Kenneth Hale). He teases Moran about going barefoot, wrestles with him, and pledges to steal his girlfriend. Their parents have Mr. Metcalfe staying with Moran when the former's father Ralph Morgan (as John Hale) gets out of prison...

Meanwhile, Matty Fain (as Blake) and Frank Puglia (as Hank), two crooks who committed the crime for which Mr. Morgan served time, hide out in the local haunted house. After Metcalfe is declared a hero for saving her sister from drowning, jealous Marcia Mae Jones (as Pige Blaine), who has a crush on Moran, takes the teenagers to the haunted house, hoping to expose Metcalfe as a coward. Mixing it up with criminals puts the youngsters and Moran's dog ("Toto" from "The Wizard of Oz") in grave danger… Director Karl Brown moves this teen fare well, but it looks like some omissions or edits have garbled parts of the story.

***** Barefoot Boy (8/3/38) Karl Brown ~ Jackie Moran, Bradley Metcalfe, Marcia Mae Jones, Ralph Morgan


1 of 1 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:
?