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Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942)

 -  Comedy  -  September 1942 (USA)
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Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Lydon ...
Charles Smith ...
Mr. Samuel W. Aldrich
Olive Blakeney ...
Rita Quigley ...
Martha Daley
Vaughan Glaser ...
Mr. Bradley
Charles Halton ...
Elias Noonan
Francis Pierlot ...
Nero Smith
Cliff Clark ...
Fire Chief
Fern Emmett ...
Miss Bryant
Maude Eburne ...
Mrs. Norris
William Halligan ...
Norman Kenly
Ray Walker ...
Jack Lewis
Oscar O'Shea ...
Judge Sanders
Leon Belasco ...
Leon Brink


Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires. Written by SM <>

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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. See more »


Followed by Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (1944) See more »

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Henry becomes editor of school newspaper and gets arrested
23 April 2000 | by (Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better Henry Aldrich's in the series. Henry is selected as Editor and everything happens from this point.

Wanting to be the best, Henry decides to change the paper - his first project is to cover a nearby fire and ditches class. Dizzy covers for him and comes up with a great excuse, as a good friend would. Unbeknownst to Henry, this fire starts a blaze of trouble when he "sensationalizes" the details. He covers a couple of more fires, then everyone thinks he is the arsonist. Henry gets arrested and the best part comes when his friend Dizzy testifies at the trial. As Henry is about to plead and get sentenced (his father's idea), his friends help him escape. Now that Henry knows whom the arsonist is, he must hurry to stop the fire, before his goose gets cooked for good.

This is my personal favorite in the series - it has comedy, drama and the best characters of all the movies in it. This is a must see for everyone!

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