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Marcia Mae Jones ...
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Jeff Blaine
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Julia Blaine
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Toto
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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
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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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This film received its initial USA telecast Saturday 24 January 1942 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

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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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