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Harold Teen (1934)

Harold seems to flop at every thing he tries, his school work, his newspaper job, even his car is repossessed. It even looks like his girl is losing interest until a school musical is put ... See full summary »

Director:

Murray Roth

Writers:

Carl Ed (comic strip), Paul Gerard Smith (screenplay) (as Paul Girard Smith) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hal Le Roy ... Harold 'Teenzy' Teen
Rochelle Hudson ... Lillian 'Lillums' Lovewell
Patricia Ellis ... Mimi Snatcher
Guy Kibbee ... Joe 'Pa' Lovewell
Hugh Herbert ... Ed Rathburn
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Pop
Chick Chandler ... Lilacs
Douglass Dumbrille ... H.H. Snatcher (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Eddie Tamblyn Eddie Tamblyn ... Shadow
Clara Blandick ... Ma Lovewell
Mayo Methot ... Sally LaSalle
Richard Carle ... Parmalee - School Official
Charles C. Wilson ... 'Mac' McKinsey (as Charles Wilson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Anderson William Anderson ... Delivery Boy (scenes deleted)
John Harron ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
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Harold seems to flop at every thing he tries, his school work, his newspaper job, even his car is repossessed. It even looks like his girl is losing interest until a school musical is put on,when he shows himself to be an incredible dancer. Written by WesternOne

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bons Tempos See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Location shooting in Covina, CA, included the high school and a downtown malt shop renamed the Sugar Bowl for this film. See more »

Quotes

Lillian 'Lillums' Lovewell: [holding a puppy] My dog's hurt.
Lilacs: You should wear bigger shoes.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Newsreel (1934) See more »

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The Wedding March
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played as background music after the wedding
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Hooray for Hal
27 January 2010 | by Fred_RapSee all my reviews

The gangling young vaudeville hoofer Hal LeRoy stars in this feature version of a long-forgotten comic strip, and the casting couldn't be more apt. With his reed-thin frame, impossibly long legs and goofy, Jack-o-lantern grin, LeRoy is a cartoon figure come to life. Unfortunately, the film doesn't live up to the star's oddball potential. It's a slapdash, hopelessly corny take on small town life that derives its paltry humor from the silly names of its characters.

LeRoy plays the teenage cub reporter for the local paper in his hick town (Covina, no less) who takes mail order dance lessons to win back his sweetheart Lillums after she falls for a rich older man, the banker Mr. Snatcher. In a gross misuse of his talents, LeRoy doesn't even kick up his heels until the finale. As consolation, we are offered several forgettable ditties warbled by such unlikely thrushes as Rochelle Hudson, Patricia Ellis and the frog-throated Chick Chandler, whose sweet shop number is at least sprightly.

But when the insanely spirited LeRoy finally gets to strut his stuff it's a sight to behold -- a miracle of rubber limbs and boundless energy rivaled only by Ray Bolger at his most manic.

With the ubiquitous Guy Kibbee and Clara Blandick as Lillum's parents, Douglas Dumbrille as the oily Snatcher, Hugh Herbert, wasted as per Warners' habit, as the theatrical director.


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