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Little Mister Jim (1947)

Approved | | Drama | April 1947 (USA)
A boy learns to deal with the loss of his mother and the subsequent mourning of his father through the wisdom of the family's Chinese cook.



(story "Army Brat"), (screenplay)


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Cast overview:
Little Jim Tukker
Capt. Big Jim Tukker
Jean Tukker
Missey Choosey Glenson
Mrs. Starwell
Ching Wah Lee ...
Sui Jen
Mrs. Glenson
Col. Starwell
Celia Travers ...
Miss Martin
Ruth Brady ...
Sharon McManus ...
Elsie McBride
Buz Buckley ...
Ronnie Shelton
Carol Nugent ...


A boy learns to deal with the loss of his mother and the subsequent mourning of his father through the wisdom of the family's Chinese cook.

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Release Date:

April 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Army Brat  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Friday 19 July 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Monday 19 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in San Francisco it was first telecast 14 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 16 June 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

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Leave It to Butch
4 May 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Seven-year old Jackie "Butch'' Jenkins (as "Little Jim" Tukker) and his cute dog "Wolf" are missing. Stationed in a wealthy military town, handsome father James Craig (as "Big Jim" Tukker) gets fellow officers to help search for his son. Uncommonly cheerful Chinese servant Ching Wah Lee (as Sui Jen) is frantic. Pretty wife Frances Gifford (as Jean) finds young Jenkins and the family returns to thinking about a "coming bundle from Heaven." Before the blessed event, Jenkins celebrates his eighth birthday. At his birthday party, the lucky tyke greedily gets more gifts than most kids get at Christmas...

Jenkins receives a bicycle from his parents and a knife from Mr. Ching, who shows uncommon patience in teaching Jenkins how the pedal. Unfortunately, this happy family receives some sad news. About 45 minutes into the running time, director Fred Zinnemann tries a strange scene which may be part-imaginary. Jenkins enters an empty, candlelit bedroom and watches his mother sleep. Dark topics and "Leave It to Beaver"-style antics next turn into a story about clashing "oriental" and mainstream cultures. The film's intentions may be honorable, but the overall effect is awkward and uneven.

***** Little Mister Jim (3/14/47) Fred Zinnemann ~ Jackie "Butch'' Jenkins, James Craig, Ching Wah Lee, Frances Gifford

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