Down 99,929 this week

Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942)

 -  Comedy  -  September 1942 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 105 users  
Reviews: 2 user

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.



(original screenplay), (original screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1217 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 08 Aug 2012
list image
a list of 11 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 918 titles
created 5 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942)

Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Henry Aldrich, Editor.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Lydon ...
Charles Smith ...
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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

September 1942 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


Follows Henry and Dizzy (1942) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Golly Moses, things happen when you mislead
3 June 2001 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Henry Aldrich, boy editor of his high school newspaper wants to double the circulation. A warehouse fire gives him his chance. He did not even see the fire but gets the "facts" and "advice" from a professional newspaperman at the fire. This expert convinces Henry that papers sell because of how the reporter uses the facts in the story. So Henry decides to hint that a "sinister plot" was involved in this fire. The story catches fire within the town. When Henry was at the fire, unknown to him he actually meets the arsonist. A strange little man carrying a violin case by the name of Nero Smith. Henry later learns the name of this man. The arsonist actually believes that Henry is a "like-minded" lover of fires and proceeds to inform Henry of the future sites of fires. After informing the fire department of likely fire sites Henry goes on trial as the arsonist. Henry sets out to prove his innocence.

A fine story that teaches the moral of "telling the truth." The boy Henry uses catch phrases such as "Golly Moses" and "Gee Whiz" which is refreshing in the light of current high schoolers propensity for swearing. If your family likes goodhearted comedy then this film is what you ordered.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: