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Freckles Comes Home (1942)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2 January 1942 (USA)
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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(novel) (as Jeannette Stratton Porter), (screenplay)
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'Freckles' Winslow
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Jane Potter
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Jeff - the Hotel Porter
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Constable Caleb Weaver
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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
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Hiram Potter
Laurence Criner ...
Roxbury B. Brown, III
Irving Mitchell ...
Mr. Winslow
Gene O'Donnell ...
Monk
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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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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Friday 23 April 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Detroit Sunday 21 November 1948 on WJBK (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

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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Swing a Little Jingle
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Written by Eddie Cherkose (as Edward Cherkose) and Edward J. Kay (as Edward Kay)
Sung by Gale Storm
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How to Waste Human Resources
4 July 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The small town of Fairfield, Indiana welcomes home college boy Johnny Downs (as "Freckles" Winslow), due to "urgent business" involving his young scallywag pal Marvin Stephens (as Danny Doyle). The bus bringing Mr. Downs to town also heralds some gangsters, who want to fade away with Downs' freckles. Downs gets reacquainted with pretty girl singer Gale Storm (as Jane Potter). Porter Mantan Moreland (as Jeff) serves the white folks, and shares his bed with chauffeur Laurence Criner (as Roxbury B. Brown III). When a dead body is discovered, bumbling constable Irving Bacon (as Caleb Weaver) investigates.

** Freckles Comes Home (1/2/42) Jean Yarbrough ~ Johnny Downs, Mantan Moreland, Gale Storm, Marvin Stephens


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