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Johnny Holiday (1949)

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Young street tough sent to a reform farm is torn between friends from his past and those who are trying to help him change his life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sgt. Walker
Stanley Clements ...
Eddie Duggan
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Allen Martin Jr. ...
Johnny Holiday
Greta Granstedt ...
Mrs. Holiday
Herbert Newcomb ...
Dr. Piper
Donald Gallagher ...
Supt. Lang
Jack Hagen ...
Jackson
George Cisar ...
Barney Duggan
Henry F. Schricker ...
Himself (as Gov. Henry F. Schricker)
Leo Cleary ...
Trimble
Leo Curley ...
Spenser
Alma Platt ...
Miss Kelly
Jean Juvelier ...
Mrs. Bellini (as Jeanne Juvelier)
Buddy Cole ...
Buddy Cole
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The reform school boy Johnny Holiday has to choose between his buddies who are more interested in living outside the law and those who want him to live within it. Through the careful tutelage of his reformatory drill sergeant Walker, who becomes a father figure to the boy, he eventually learns that life is far sweeter on the good side than the bad. Written by Robert

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juvenile delinquent

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The Story of the Teen-Age Terror!

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Crime | Drama

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5 January 1951 (France)  »

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Boys' Prison  »

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Standard late '40's William Bendix vehicle.
21 September 1998 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

A good basic story with realistic locations. Hits all the right emotional buttons. Overall sort of a non-sectarian "Boys Town". At times seems almost like a documentary. William Bendix plays a "tough as nails, heart of gold" type. Allen Martin believable as good kid torn between good (Bendix) and evil (Clements). Stanley Clements nasty enough.


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