A woman is forced to keep her marriage and past indiscretions a secret from those she loves.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doris Weston ...
Carol Wharton Caldwell
Maurice Murphy ...
Bruce Jefferson
Helen MacKellar ...
Judge Edith Ellis
Morgan Wallace ...
Charles Wharton, as an adult
Theodore von Eltz ...
Terry Walker ...
Cousin Betty
Richard Tucker ...
Harry Jefferson
Charlotte Treadway ...
Sibyl Harris ...
Katherine Caldwell
Walter Young ...
Joseph Caldwell
Charles Wharton, as a youth
Marjorie Reynolds ...
Edith Ellis, as a youth
Harry Hayden ...
Mayor Wharton
Mrs. Wharton
Byron Foulger ...
Herbert Ellis


A woman is forced to keep her marriage and past indiscretions a secret from those she loves.

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A Picture You Will Never Forget... Modern Youth In Revolt!







Release Date:

15 July 1938 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Carol's birthday, shown being entered in the ledger at the beginning of the film, is May 2, 1919. She is birth number 555. Her Certificate of Adoption is dated September 21, 1921. See more »


Once Around the Clock
Written by Lee Zahler and Carroll K. Cooper (as Carroll Cooper)
Performed by a dance troupe including Kay Marvis and Marge Champion (as Marjorie Bell)
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better than you might think
21 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh, oh, I thought - exploitation cheapie but, surprise, surprise, "Delinquent Parents" turns out to be a pretty decent movie. The story makes sense, the acting is quite good, the solution is satisfactory. The leads are quite good, quite likable. The 'who is my momma?' story keeps you interested throughout. Much better movie than you might expect. Sure, you can see where some expenses may have been cut, but the end result is a damn good movie. No, not a blockbuster, but plenty easy to take.

One surprise was the Big Apple dance. I had heard about it but never saw it. The movie did not go the route often taken by many of these types of movies - it stayed within the decency limitations, perhaps more than need by. By today's standards it might be a bore, but if it is a good story and good performances you are looking for check this out. For the most part, by the way, the title is misleading.

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