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Lord Jeff (1938)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 17 June 1938 (USA)
Spoilt child Geoffrey Bramer teams up with a pair of small time crooks to pose as an aristocrat and steal jewelry from exclusive shops. During a a caper, Geoffrey is caught and is sentenced... See full summary »

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Terry O'Mulvaney
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Captain Briggs
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Bosun 'Crusty' Jelks
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Albert Baker
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Doris Clandon
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Benny Potter
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Tommy Thrums
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Ned Saunders
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James 'Jim' Hampstead
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John Cartwright
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Mrs. Briggs
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Spoilt child Geoffrey Bramer teams up with a pair of small time crooks to pose as an aristocrat and steal jewelry from exclusive shops. During a a caper, Geoffrey is caught and is sentenced to a reformatory where young men are trained to be sailors. He is befriended by model in-mate Terry O'Mulvaney but soon starts to get them both in trouble. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Barreaux blancs  »

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Screenwriter James Kevin McGuinness placed an ad in the Hollywood Reporter titled "Facts" breaking down the writing credits for the script by number of lines, as follows: Himself - 853; Walter Ferris - 51; Sam Wood - 17; Frank Davis - 20; Ferris, Val Burton, Endre Bohem and Bradford Ropes - 37; Ropes, Burton and Bohem - 48; Ropes and Burton - 4 for a total of 1,030 lines of dialogue. See more »

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In early close-ups, Terry's "missing" tooth is obviously blacked out (as some white shows through). See more »

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This picture is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Thomas John Barnardo See more »

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Rule Britannia
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Words by James Thomson (1740)
Played at the end when the Queen Mary sails
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Learning Life's Lessons
30 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As another reviewer concluded, this film is very much like Boys Town and even features Mickey Rooney. However, this time, the troubled teen is Freddie Bartholomew as Jeff Braemer. Jeff is involved with a group of jewel thieves, but after being caught, is sent to a orphan school to learn to be a merchant marine. Jeff's rich life has left him jaded and uncooperative, but schoolmates Terry O'Mulvaney (Rooney) and Albert Baker (Terry Kilburn) refuse to give up on him.

The excellent cast makes this film worth watching many times over. There are lessons learned and friends made, but none of those things would be effective if it weren't for believable and likable characters. The subject matter is appropriate for all ages too. Sit down and enjoy this one with the family.


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