The Peppers - widowed Mrs. Pepper and her five children Polly, Ben, Joey, Davie and Phronsie - have returned to live in their small house in Gusty Corners with J.H. King, who they call "...
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The Peppers - widowed Mrs. Pepper and her five children Polly, Ben, Joey, Davie and Phronsie - have returned to live in their small house in Gusty Corners with J.H. King, who they call "Grandpa King", J.H.'s grandson Jasper King, and their faithful butler Martin, while J.H. proceeds to have another mansion in Gusty Corners built in which they all can live more comfortably. But Jasper's aunt, Martha Wilcox, is still wanting custody of Jasper, and will go to court to get that custody. Jasper, who knows nothing about his aunt's legal manoeuvrings, would prefer to live with his grandfather and the Peppers. J.H. believes she may have a case especially as they live in the Pepper's cramped house. So, J.H., with Mrs. Pepper's approval, decides to send Jasper and all the Pepper children to boarding school so that Martha can't get a hold of Jasper. Of the children, Polly is the only one who J.H. and Mrs. Pepper tell the reason of being sent away to boarding school. At this new school, all the ... Written by
Victor Kilian was in a contemporary Hollywood Reporter production list as a cast member, but he was not seen in the movie. See more »
Near the beginning of the film, when Mr. King goes outside to meet with Aunt Martha on the front porch, a clear reflection of the boom microphone can be seen in the front door's glass window as King opens and closes the door. See more »
In the movie's opening credits the five actors portraying the Pepper children introduce themselves, standing behind large pepper shakers. See more »
The fourth and final film in Columbia's series has the five peppers finding themselves in a boarding school for a reason only Polly (Edith Fellows) really knows. Once there they all are miserable but they have to put up with the abuse from classmates because of a reason Polly doesn't want to share. FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS IN TROUBLE is certainly a step up from the previous two films but it's still not strong enough to recommend to anyone outside those interested in the books or series. Still, it's hard to recommend any of the sequels to anyone other than fans because they really don't contain anything too special and it's easy to see why the studio didn't continue them. Still, if you did enjoy the first movie then you'll want to keep up with the adventures and this here offers the family up in a less annoying way than the previous movie where the kids actually needed to be in a boarding school. There are a couple very funny moments dealing with Martin the butler and the school makes for a couple good scenes as well. As usual, the kids all fit their parts a lot better here and Fellows seems to have a lot more energy this time out. Rex Evans also deserves some credit giving so much to the series and especially in this final one. The biggest problem with the film is that it's always trying to be too cute and often times there's not much of a story going on.
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