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Johnny Doughboy (1942)

Approved | | Adventure, Musical | 31 December 1942 (USA)
An arrogant young actress doesn't want to play "young" parts anymore, and runs off. The studio replaces her with the president of her fan club, who just happens to be a lookalike. Meanwhile... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Johnny Kelly (as Patrick Brook)
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Harry Fabian
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Biggy Biggsworth
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Mammy
Joline Westbrook ...
Jennifer Lawrence
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Baby Sandy
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Alfalfa (as 'Alfalfa' Switzer)
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Spanky McFarland (as 'Spanky' McFarland)
Kenneth Brown ...
Buddy (as Butch and Buddy)
Billy Lenhart ...
Butch (as Butch and Buddy)
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Cora Sue Collins
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Bobby Coogan
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An arrogant young actress doesn't want to play "young" parts anymore, and runs off. The studio replaces her with the president of her fan club, who just happens to be a lookalike. Meanwhile, some other former child actors, trying to put on a show for the GIs, will be able to do it only if they can get the young actress to be in it, so they set out to persuade her to be in their show--not knowing that she's isn't who they think she is. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Adventure | Musical

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31 December 1942 (USA)  »

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Ela Quer Ser Mulher  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Final film of Bobby Breen. See more »

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Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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All Done, All Through
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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A sad but true story of child stars.
1 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

This movie really got to me. seeing those kid stars almost begging for a job and singing about their career ending did not help me enjoy the rest of the film. They were given a small part and then they were seen no more..even at the end when the show is done for the troops the kids are not even in it...very bad ending indeed..this movie does not put a smile on your face at all.Bobby Breen gave his last appearance in this film. Spanky too faded away after this..Alfalfa did last for other movies but we all know how he ended in 1959..most of these child stars are not even talked about today..This has been the Hollywood curse for many years. and was worst back then.


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