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When I Grow Up (1951)

Approved | | Drama | 20 April 1951 (USA)
"When I Grow Up" is an uncharacteristically modest film from producer Sam Spiegel (during his "S. P. Eagle" years). Bobby Driscoll plays a young boy who feels neglected and misunderstood at... See full summary »

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Josh / Danny Reed
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Father Reed
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Mother Reed (1890's)
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Ruthie Reed
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Duckface Kelly
Frances Chaney ...
Mrs. Kelly (as Frances Cheney)
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Bobo
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Doc
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Carp's Assistant
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Dr. Bailey
Margaret Lloyd ...
Volunteer Nurse
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Grandpa Reed
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Father Reed (modern) (as Henry Morgan)
Elisabeth Fraser ...
Mother Reed (modern)
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"When I Grow Up" is an uncharacteristically modest film from producer Sam Spiegel (during his "S. P. Eagle" years). Bobby Driscoll plays a young boy who feels neglected and misunderstood at home. Preparing to run away, Bobby chances across an old diary once kept by his grandfather (Charley Grapewin). Leafing through the yellowed pages, Bobby discovers that grandpa went through many of the same childhood travails that Bobby is enduring at that moment--and look how well gramps turned out! Armed with a renewed understanding of (and appreciation for) his elders, Bobby decides to stick around for a while and see how things develop. Written by filmfactsman

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The only film directed by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Michael Kanin. See more »

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SUPERB MOVIE!
31 December 1999 | by (brandon, ms) – See all my reviews

when i read the review by "meister-5" of kansas, city, missouri, regarding this motion picture, i thought i had written it. it is so sad that such an influential work has not made it to vcr and sold/rented on the marketplace. what a shame. the storyline is excellent and the acting is fabulous. it is clean and it impacted my life very similarly to that of your commenter "meister-5". i appreciate the info provided by imdb!


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