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Life with Henry (1940)

Henry Aldrich wants to win a trip to Alaska.



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Cast overview:
'Dizzy' Stevens
Mr. Aldrich
Mrs. Aldrich
Kay Stewart ...
Mary Aldrich
Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite
Bill Van Dusen
Mr. Anderson
Mr. Stevens
Joe Nye
Kleopatra 'Kleo' Johnson


Young Henry Aldrich would like to "win" a trip to Alaska. But in order to participate, he first has to put up $100. The whole matter sounds awfully fishy. Henry and his pal Dizzy go into the soap business. Their attempt to raise money turns into a disaster when they get the soap formula wrong. But the Alaska trip is really on the level. It's been organized by Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite, businessman and philanthropist. But Henry still doesn't have the money... Written by David Steele

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OH! HENRY! He's in a gem of a jam with filmdom's funniest and favorite family!







Release Date:

24 January 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Henry Está na Berlinda  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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. Its initial television presentation took place in Chicago Saturday 21 February 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2). As a result of minimal sponsor interest, it was not taken out of the vaults again until it aired in Toledo 5 November 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11), in Johnstown 1 December 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6), In Omaha 26 December 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), and in Salt Lake City 20 April 1960 on KUTV (Channel 2). See more »


Followed by Henry and Dizzy (1942) See more »

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Gem of a movie!
18 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Henry( Jackie Cooper) sees an advertisement for an educational summer trip to Alaska. However, he's required to earn $100.00 and obtain 3 recommendations. The man sponsoring the trip is Mr. Sattherwaite ( Moroni Olsen). Henry fails to get a job, but he does get an idea to make & sell soap. He enlists the help of his best friend Dizzy ( Eddie Bracken). The soap project fails-but Henry does win the winning ticket at the local movie theater. Henry always seems to be doing the wrong thing,despite his best intentions. This was Jackie Cooper's second & last Henry Aldrich film. He stated that he felt that he had outgrown the role. Jimmy Lydon played Henry in the next 9 films. It was also great to see Rod Cameron in an early role. He played; Bill van Dusen-one of the 3 persons to write a recommendation for Henry. Hedda Hopper played Henry's mother & Fred Niblo was his father.

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