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Penrod's Double Trouble (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 23 July 1938 (USA)
The Mauch Twins return in this fast-paced adventure, the third and final film in the Penrod series, loosely based on the stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Booth Tarkington.



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Complete credited cast:
Robert J. Mauch ...
Danny Dugan (as Bobby Mauch)
Tex Boyden
Kathleen Lockhart ...
Professor Caligostro
Mr. Bitts
Bernice Pilot ...
Jackie Morrow ...
Rodney Bitts
Philip Hurlic ...
Verman (as Phillip Hurlic)


The Mauch Twins return in this fast-paced adventure, the third and final film in the Penrod series, loosely based on the stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Booth Tarkington.

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23 July 1938 (USA)  »

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Dipli agonia  »

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Stuart Holmes (Doctor) and George Regas (Pedro) are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members for their roles, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »


When Danny (masquerading as Penrod) arrives at the train station to meet his "parents," they seem surprised when the bogus doctor tells them Penrod is suffering from amnesia. Why the surprise? The headlines in the papers just two scenes before loudly proclaimed his amnesia. This kind of mistake happens so often in movies that it makes you wonder whether the director picks up on any continuity mistake in the editing room. Absolutely aggravating!!!. See more »


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Enjoyable programmer with the Mauch twins in the spotlight...
8 November 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Let's face it, the late '30s were different times and the kids then were on the clean-cut side with polite manners and none of them had the agenda that today's teen-agers do--so, in this respect, PENROD'S DOUBLE TROUBLE is a dated piece from Warner Bros. aimed at the kiddie market in 1938.

It succeeds in being a harmless time passer, nothing more--with nothing really new in its story about two boys who are so identical in appearance that even the boy's parents can't tell the difference when one of them trades places. It's typical Hollywood fluff, performed in earnest style by GENE LOCKHART, DICK PURCELL and others in the Warner stock company.

Billy and Bobby Mauch are excellent, as always, playing their respective roles with professional ease and modesty. Too bad the screenplay is such a modest effort and didn't give them more substantial material to work with.

Summing up: A pleasant programmer, holds the interest for its brief running time.

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