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Sweet Genevieve (1947)

 -  Comedy  -  23 October 1947 (USA)
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The biggest town problem is worrying whether the high school basketball team will win the championship...until racketeers move into town and the kids begin to bet on horses, become overly ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Jean Porter ...
Genevieve Rogers
Jimmy Lydon ...
Bill Kennedy
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Susan Adams
Ralph Hodges ...
Aloysuis
Lucien Littlefield ...
Mr. Rogers
Tom Batten ...
Smiley
Kirk Alyn ...
Dr. Wright (as Kirk Allen)
Bryant Washburn ...
Harding Jones
Al Donahue ...
Al Donahue
Al Donahue's Orchestra ...
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The biggest town problem is worrying whether the high school basketball team will win the championship...until racketeers move into town and the kids begin to bet on horses, become overly fond of stripped-down racing cars, and Genevieve Rogers (Jean Porter) suspects her father of being too fond of the school principal's secretary. Town nerd Bill Kennedy (Jimmy Lydon) invents a new fuel amidst rumors that - horrors - the basketball game might be fixed. River City is not the only town that has trouble starting with a "T" and there's not a pool hall in sight. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Shocking expose of high school gambling scandals!

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Comedy

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23 October 1947 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Five of the Best
Written by Doris Fisher and Allan Roberts
Sung by Jean Porter with the Al Donahue Orchestra
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Old "B" movie fare
17 October 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was around 10 and was coming to the conclusion that most of the guys in high school at that time were slightly whacko. I mean, all they did was run around chasing girls and going gah-gah over modified cars. But, then I was 10 at the time and none of that made sense to me. These coming of age flicks, e.g., American Graffitti, Porky's, Heathers, etc., have gotten better over the years but back in those post-WW2 halcyon days, I have to admit, teenagers came off much like the nerds of today.

Scrolling through the cast, I can find no one that hit the big time but remembering this "B" movie, which was likely the second feature of a double feature at the time I saw it, has stuck with me over the years. The plot is benign, given today's appetite for slice'n dice and horror flicks with unappealing monsters. The plot of gamblers invading high school sports is hardly sinister but there was one memorable chase scene where the principal of the high school notes that one of the students is driving a "heated rod." Hey, it got a laugh back then. But then, it was a calmer, kinder time than today's frenetic and too-often drug-driven high school scene.


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