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Dinky (1935)

Approved | | Drama | 11 May 1935 (USA)
Mrs. Daniels has been framed on a fraud charge and sent to prison. By bundling her son, Dinky, off to military school, she is able to keep her shame a secret from him. Upon learning the ... See full summary »

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Harry Sauber (screenplay), John Fante (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Cooper ... Dinky Daniels
Mary Astor ... Mrs. Martha Daniels
Roger Pryor ... Tom Marsden
Henry Armetta ... Tony Karamazo, the junkman
Betty Jean Hainey Betty Jean Hainey ... Mary (as Betty Jean Haney)
Henry O'Neill ... Colonel Barnes
Jimmy Butler ... Cadet Lane
George Ernest ... Jojo
Edith Fellows ... Sally
Sidney Miller ... Sammy
Richard Quine ... Jackie Shaw
Frankie Genardi Frankie Genardi ... Mike Bethaldi, the Italian orphan (as Frank Gernardi)
Clay Clement Clay Clement ... Gerald Standish
Addison Richards ... District Attorney
Florence Fair Florence Fair ... Mrs. Shaw
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Storyline

Mrs. Daniels has been framed on a fraud charge and sent to prison. By bundling her son, Dinky, off to military school, she is able to keep her shame a secret from him. Upon learning the truth, our young hero voluntarily pulls out of the school and takes up residence in an orphanage. But now it's his turn to hide the truth from his mother, by pretending via correspondence that he's still a cadet in good standing. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coração de Filho See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

The Prize Waltz
(uncredited)
Music by Al Goodhart
Played when Martha is writing a letter to Dinky
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This was a funny and Heartwarming tale.
15 September 2004 | by sara_lorayneSee all my reviews

I thought the acting was pretty good. Especially since it was mostly kids who were acting. I found them both believable and enthralling to watch. The football game between the orphanage and the academy was the highlight of the movie. The junk dealer was especially entertaining. I found this movie humorous and heartwarming. I hadn't seen any Jackie Cooper films, (other than Superman) before this one and I was impressed by his talent. He couldn't have been more than about 12-14 but his presence on the 'silver screen' was dominate nonetheless. He was a very likable character as Dinky Daniels and I look forward to watching some of his other earlier films in the future.


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