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Penrod and His Twin Brother (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 26 February 1938 (USA)
Penrod Schofield's mischievous dog, Duke, is falsely accused of biting Penrod's spoiled friend, Rodney... See full synopsis »

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(as William McGann)

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(screen play), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Robert J. Mauch ...
Danny (as Bobby Mauch)
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Mr. Bitts
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Mrs. Bitts
Jackie Morrow ...
Rodney Bitts
Philip Hurlic ...
Vermin
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Chuck (as Bennie Bartlett)
Bernice Pilot ...
Delia
Johnnie Pirrone Jr. ...
Sam (as John Pirrone)
Billy Lechner ...
Donald
Charley Foy ...
Kraemer
Charles Jordan ...
Shorty
Jay Adler ...
Johnson
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Penrod Schofield's mischievous dog, Duke, is falsely accused of biting Penrod's spoiled friend, Rodney... See full synopsis »

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Comedy

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26 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Detetives do Barulho  »

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Several people are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): John Harron (Charley), John Hiestand (Radio Annauncer), Nina Campana (Slovenly Woman), Cliff Saum (Police Officer) and Paul Panzer. See more »

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(at around 1 min) Vermin (Philip Hurlic) runs and dives into the pond. He appears to be wearing light-colored trunks or possibly even no trunks at all. When he reaches the raft and pulls himself up, he is definitely wearing black trunks. See more »

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Followed by Penrod's Double Trouble (1938) See more »

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
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Traditional nursery song
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The Mauch Twins Are Two Cute
21 March 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Sixteen-year-old Billy Mauch (as Penrod Schofield) is having trouble with his dog Duke. The cute mutt is chewing holes in shoes, and tracking mud through the house. Worst of all, Duke is the main suspect when neighborhood trouble-maker Jackie Morrow (as Rodney Bitts) gets dog-bitten. Young Mr. Mauch thinks mother Spring Byington (as Laura) and father Frank Craven (as Frank) may put the dog to sleep. But, "Penrod" pal Philip Hurlic (as Verman Diggs) wants to spring the pooch from the pound.

Meanwhile, "Penrod" look-alike Bobby Mauch (as Danny Dugan) has arrived in town, with his Aunt Minnie and a Duke look-alike dog. When the boys go skinny-dipping, Bobby Mauch is mistaken for Billy. To make matters worse, gangsters have kidnapped Mr. Morrow… This second "Penrod" film benefits from the inclusion of both Billy and Bobby Mauch, who have a nice "mirror image" meeting. Most other scenes don't take advantage of either their appeal, or the "twin" situation. It's a cute kids movie.

***** Penrod and His Twin Brother (2/26/38) William McGann ~ Billy Mauch, Bobby Mauch, Frank Craven, Spring Byington


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