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Mr. Celebrity (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 10 October 1941 (USA)
The grandparents, Daniel Mason(William Halligan) and Mrs. Mason (Laura Treadwell) of Danny Mason (Robert 'Buzz' Henry)), an orphaned boy, are trying to have him put into their custody ... See full summary »

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Danny Mason (as Buzzy Henry)
James Seay ...
Jim Kane
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Carol Carter
William Halligan ...
Daniel Mason
Laura Treadwell ...
Mrs. Daniel Mason
Gavin Gordon ...
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Patrick J. Dugan - Private Detective
John Berkes ...
Johnny Martin (as Johnny Berkes)
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Joe Farrell
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Francis X. Bushman
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Clara Kimball Young
James J. Jeffries ...
James J. Jeffries
Larry Grey ...
Larry 'Gardo the Great' Grey
Jack Baxley ...
Judge Culpepper
Billy Mitchell ...
Josh - Groomsman
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The grandparents, Daniel Mason(William Halligan) and Mrs. Mason (Laura Treadwell) of Danny Mason (Robert 'Buzz' Henry)), an orphaned boy, are trying to have him put into their custody rather than that of his uncle, Jim King (James Seay), a racetrack veterinary, as they object to the track environment in which he is being raised. Their destinies become entwined with that of former silent-film stars Francis X. Bushman) and Clara Kimball Young) and ex-heavyweight champion James J. Jeffries), and that of a broken-down race horse named "Mr. Celebrity." The tagline tells it all. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They Staked Everything On A Boy's Faith... And Won!

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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10 October 1941 (USA)  »

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Turf Boy  »

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1.37 : 1
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Final film of Clara Kimball Young. See more »

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A sweet little movie
4 April 2016 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

Came across this movie on YouTube... Doubting I would see the more notorious Doris Day in it (as any fan worth his/her salt knows her first movie was, "Romance On The High Seas") but still... I was curious.

This was a sweet little movie. I'm sure it's not the first movie about someone trying to gain custody of a child from a person they disapprove of and, adversely, the kid is reluctant to leave. Sure, the plot line is quite familiar today... but, I'm gonna guess that (back then) it probably wasn't, yet, 'old hat' or overworked.

It's too bad the picture quality was so bad. Not sure if someone, out there, has a better copy than whoever posted it. The scene at the gas station (quite touching) and the last scene (the judge is priceless) were the best parts for me.

All in all, it wasn't a waste of time to watch. It was mildly entertaining... a rather white bread mediocre film, but likable. And I learned something about apples and horses too. You could, easily, watch it once and not feel guilty, depressed or had for doing so. It may not be Barrymore or Shakespeare in the Round either (but, seriously, how many pictures are?)

Not sure anything I wrote, here, would be considered a "spoiler", but I marked it just in case.


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