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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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'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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Soundtracks

Gwine to Rune All Night
(uncredited)
aka "De Camptown Races"
Written by Stephen Foster
Played during the opening scene
Performed by the Barndance Band
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Better as Part of a Series
29 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie would probably have been better had I seen the previous Freckles movies or read the books on which the movies were based. Things such as Freckles relationship with Jane Potter and the family feud between the Potters and Freckles' family, the Winslows, would have made a little more sense. As it was, the movie was entertaining enough, if somewhat forgettable.

What killed me the most was Freckles' reputation as this wild trouble maker! Perhaps I would have had to have seen the previous movies but honestly, he was so boring I can't imagine him ever being anything other than perhaps a boy scout or choir boy! (That's not a diss on boy scouts by the way!) Not necessarily a movie I would recommend or watch again but by the end I wasn't pulling out my hair or falling asleep so I guess that's a good thing! The best part was definitely the banter between the hotel porter and Roxbury Brown(? I think that is the character I'm thinking of!) Although, the ending scene with the two of them left me seriously disturbed. The porter sells Roxbury a faulty gold finding machine so Roxbury demands his money back but the porter lost it gambling. The ending scene has Roxbury forcing pieces of the machine down the porter's throat... I don't even want to imagine machinery trying to go through the digestive system! Eeek!


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