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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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Robert J. Mauch ...
Danny Dugan (as Bobby Mauch)
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Tex Boyden
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Professor Caligostro
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Mr. Bitts
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Rodney Bitts
Philip Hurlic ...
Verman (as Phillip Hurlic)

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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

After the party, the fake Penrod tries to tell the parents about the professor's plot to falsely claim the reward. The mother insists that he must have 'brain fever' and they get him up to bed. As the mother tucks the boy into bed, he tells her that when she finds out the truth, she will hate him. She replies with, "We could never hate you, Billy." See more »

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Follows Penrod and His Twin Brother (1938) See more »

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London Bridge is Falling Down
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Contained in "The Big Apple" music
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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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