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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