Freckles (Johnny Downs) comes home from college...and the sheriff accuses him of murder, gangsters put him on the spot, and his girl friend, Jane (Gale Storm), falls in love with a confidence man.

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Johnny Downs ...
'Freckles' Winslow
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Jane Potter
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Jeff - the Hotel Porter
Irving Bacon ...
Constable Caleb Weaver
Bradley Page ...
Nate Quigley
Marvin Stephens ...
Danny Doyle
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Mrs. Minerva Potter
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'Muggsy' Dolan, AKA Jack Leach
Max Hoffman Jr. ...
Hymie
John Ince ...
Hiram Potter
Laurence Criner ...
Roxbury B. Brown, III
Irving Mitchell ...
Mr. Winslow
Gene O'Donnell ...
Monk
Si Jenks ...
Lem Perkins
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College student "Freckles" Winslow come home to Indiana to help a friend, Danny Doyle, who runs his uncle's hotel and took a mortgage on it in order to invest in a 'gold-finding-machine,' with his friend Jeff, the hotel porter. On the bus-trip home, "Freckles" meets a Chicago gangster, "Muggsy Dolan", posing as Jack Leach, on the lam from a bank-robbery, who decides a quiet Indian town would be the best place to hole up. "Freckles" also finds that his father has financial problems but, because of a long-standing feud between him and the town banker, Hiram Potter, is too proud and stubborn to ask Potter for help. "Freckles" decides that a major highway built through Fairfield would solve everybody's problems. Jack Leach, boarding at the hotel and casing the local bank, tells "Freckles" he has a friend that is a big financier, Nate Quigley, and just the man to put the deal over. Quigley, with Oil-Can Harry written all over him, shows up and calls for a town meeting, with the intention ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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There's No Place Like Home (?)...especially when gangsters put you on the spot, the sheriff accuses you of murder, and the girl friend falls in love with a confidence man. Everything happens to Freckles when he comes home from college! (original poster)


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Jeff: That was my Grandpappy, he worked in a circus.
Roxbury B. Brown, III: You don't say. What'd he do?
Jeff: Oh he dove off a 200 foot platform into a damp rag.
Roxbury B. Brown, III: That's pretty good. How often did he do that?
Jeff: Oh just once. The rag wasn't damp enough.
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Where We Dream Tonight
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Written by Eddie Cherkose (as Edward Cherkose) and Edward J. Kay (as Edward Kay)
Sung by Gale Storm and Johnny Downs
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Freckles Comes Home
13 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Freckles Comes Home (Jean Yarbrough, 1942) So I have about three of those multi-disc DVD box sets of dozens of public domain films (one each for comedy, horror, and sci-fi). Every so often I like to dip into them to see if I can find some hidden gems.

Yeah, that really didn't happen this time.

This is one of those films set in a small town where a crime occurs and nobody believes the main character for most of the runtime, even though he's the only one who's talking any kind of sense at all. He also has a would-be girlfriend who misinterprets the fact that he has a question to ask her and thinks he's going to propose, then when he doesn't propose she blows up and declares she doesn't want to see him ever again. He also has a sidekick, and apparently they were big-time troublemakers in the town when they were kids, but nothing about the actual performances suggests they could have been (or that they could have had distinct personalities, for that matter).

There are a few mild (very mild) laughs here and there, but nothing to write home about, as the saying goes. If you have an hour to kill, maybe take a look. At least it helps me appreciate comedy films that are actually good. 4/10


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