Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park. They start to talk and Melvin soon offers to do a photo spread... See full summary »
At Middleton College, controlled by rich donor Melton, only paying sports are allowed. But Freddie Frye, conniving student body president, has to get a letter in some sport to win back his ... See full summary »
During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were ... See full summary »
Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady for the plum female role. Each promises the prize role to ... See full summary »
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
Tom Sawyer, Detective is one of the early Donald O'Connor movies I'm reviewing on this site
In chronological order, this is the first of several Donald O'Connor movies I'm reviewing on this site. He plays Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer's friend who's played by Billy Cook. O'Connor gets whatever laughs here when spitting on a fish or having to deal with his pet turtle. Also, he prays for rain then thinks the Lord overdid it when it becomes a storm! There's a case involving diamonds, twin brothers, and who's the bad guys and the good ones. I'll just now say this was quite a funny and dramatic movie based on a book by Mark Twain. So on that note, I recommend Tom Sawyer, Detective. P.S. One of the players is Janet Waldo-best known to me as the voice of teen Judy Jetson on "The Jetsons". She must have been in about her real teens at this time.
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