Katherine Chandler lives in an apartment house that has been purchased by the local college for a boy's dormitory. She refuses to vacate, certain that her son, who was a wild boy and ... See full summary »
Bob is a landscape gardener and handyman with a typical American family. But his ailing father, Buster, is hiding a secret past while his sister, Stephanie, holds onto a secret of her own. ... See full summary »
In Shenandoah, Virginia, widower farmer Charlie Anderson lives a peaceful life with his six sons - Jacob, James, Nathan, John, Henry and Boy, his daughter Jennie, and his daughter-in-law ... See full summary »
Danny, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, re-enlists when the Korean War breaks out. He joins a Marine motion picture unit specializing in combat footage. There he re-encounters Mitch,... See full summary »
Jill, a teenager, feels misunderstood by her neglectful selfish parents, Frank and Alice. Following a misunderstanding with Frank and trouble with her boyfriend she attempts suicide. Jill's... See full summary »
Arthur Cameron has spent many years establishing the mountain forest community of New Horizon for underprivileged boys. His chief assistant is Hattie Hickory who cooks and acts as a foster ... See full summary »
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Kelly Jordan (Robert Lowery) and Andy Melton (Robert Kent) are former AAF fliers operating a cargo service over the South American mountain ranges in order to get enough money to return to ... See full summary »
Katherine Chandler lives in an apartment house that has been purchased by the local college for a boy's dormitory. She refuses to vacate, certain that her son, who was a wild boy and disappeared after being expelled from the school twenty-sever years ago, will return. The college lets her remain as an unofficial dorm-mother to the students who treat her as their collective grandmother. She becomes convinced that one of the wild students, Johnny, is her grandson since he bears the same name as her lost son. Her attentions reform him, and he is persuaded to marry his pregnant girlfriend, Julie Horton. Katherine awaits the arrival of Johnny's parents, certain that his father is her missing son. Written by
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When Johnny (Stuart Whitman) is telling his story about killing his friend. He states "I'll tell you a bedtime story of a brave Marine who killed a man. His best friend. Oh I was a good soldier."
A Marine would never ever refer to himself as a soldier. They are Marines. And they always call themselves, their friends and anyone else who's ever been in the Corps -MARINES!. Never soldiers. See more »
This was Ethel Barrymore's final screen appearance and she bows out in a most dignified way.
The story stretches credulity but is a sweet tale of an elderly woman who chooses to remain in the hotel she has lived in for many years, and which contains an apartment she owns, when it is purchased by a university and transformed into a male dorm.
Taken on as a surrogate grandmother by the guys she lives in genteel peace in the best behaved dorm in existence. One day she discovers that one of the men, the angriest of them-the Johnny Trouble of the title, might be the son of her son who vanished decades before and she tries to straighten him out. Along the way she meets the girl who has fallen for Johnny, played by Carolyn Jones, and strikes up a friendship with her as well. So it goes for the most of the remainder of the film.
It's not a great film but endearing and a nice way for a great actress to close out her career.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?