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Child Bride (1938)

Schoolteacher in a rural community campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls.

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Shirley Mills ...
Bob Bollinger ...
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Jake Bolby
Diana Durrell ...
Miss Carol
Dorothy Carrol ...
Ma Colton
George Humphreys ...
Ira Colton
Frank Martin ...
Charles
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Mike Nulty (as Rex Baxter)
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Angelo (as Don Barrett)
Al Bannon ...
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Storyline

Jennie is a twelve-year-old girl living with her parents in extremely rural mountain country. Her schoolteacher, Miss Carol, though a mountain girl herself, has gone off to be educated and returned in hopes of stopping the tradition of child marriage which permeates the culture. Jennie's father Ira is a good man who tries to protect Miss Carol from the men who threaten her if she doesn't call off her crusade. One of these men, Jake Bolby, has his eye on little Jennie and plots to make her his bride. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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2 March 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dust to Dust  »

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$24,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A problem cropped up when planning the infamous "skinny dipping" scene: Shirley Mills did not know how to swim. Bernice Stobaugh, a local girl, doubled for Shirley in the long shots. It is Bernice who does the dive into the pond and does the graceful swimming in the long shots. In the closer shots, Shirley is seen doing the "dog paddle". See more »

Quotes

Charles: My job's done.
Miss Carol: And mine's just starting.
Charles: Darling, what do you mean?
Miss Carol: Well, I can't be a child bride but...
Charles: But what?
[they kiss]
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Crazy Credits

The role of Angelo, the midget moonshiner, is played by Angelo Rossitto. In the credits the role is credited to a "Don Barrett." See more »

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a 72 year old mystery solved
7 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just thought I should share this amazing story with everyone. In 1938 or so... my mother happened upon the set of this movie and thought it was a ghost town... they used to go back to Sonora area (columbia) and try to find it (the set) and even look 'old timers' to interview, trying to find this ghost town. Well,,, the only thing they knew was that the schools name was 'Thunderhead Mountain School' ... Thanks to one of the reviews here, a search returned the name of that school and I was able to find the date (1938) and the location of its filming (Sonora area). A 72 year old mystery was solved... my mother was only 12 when they found that movie set.... now shes 83... She was so excited to here that the mystery was finally solved... thanks to one of your reviews mentioning the school in this movie... thanks again AK


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