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Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942)

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)


Cast overview, first billed only:
Martha Daley
Vaughan Glaser ...
Mr. Bradley
Elias Noonan
Francis Pierlot ...
Nero Smith
Cliff Clark ...
Fire Chief
Miss Bryant
Mrs. Norris
William Halligan ...
Norman Kenly
Jack Lewis
Oscar O'Shea ...
Judge Sanders
Leon Brink

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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. Written by SM <smortens@ix.netcom.com>

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September 1942 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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. Its initial television presentation took place in Chicago Saturday 7 February 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2). Several months went by before it was taken off the shelf once again and aired in Johnstown 14 October 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6), in Toledo 17 January 1960 on WTOL (Channel 11), in San Francisco 16 February 1960 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Grand Rapids 29 March 1960 on WOOD (Channel 8), and in Des Moines 7 July 1960 on WHO (Channel 13). See more »


Followed by Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944) See more »

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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.

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