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Hoosier Schoolboy (1937)

Passed | | Drama | 7 July 1937 (USA)
A schoolteacher comes to a new town and finds herself caught up in the town's problems and disputes.

Director:

William Nigh

Writer:

Robert Lee Johnson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Shockey Carter
Anne Nagel ... Mary Evans
Frank Shields ... John 'Jack' Matthews Jr.
Edward Pawley ... Captain Fred Carter
William Gould ... John Matthews Sr.
Dorothy Vaughan ... Miss Hodges the School Mistress
Anita Deniston Anita Deniston ... Elvira
Harry Hayden Harry Hayden ... Mr. Townsend
Bradley Metcalfe ... Roger Townsend
Doris Rankin Doris Rankin ... School Girl
Walter Long ... Riley
Helena Grant Helena Grant ... School Girl
Cecil Weston Cecil Weston ... Teacher
Mary Field ... School Board Secretary
Zita Moulton Zita Moulton ... School Girl
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Storyline

A new schoolteacher arrives in the town of Ainsley, which is in the middle of a milk strike that has caused heated feelings among the local dairy farmers. One of the teacher's new students is a cynical boy who is prone to fighting. When she takes an interest in him, she learns that he lives with his father, a shell-shocked war veteran. Meanwhile, the son of the hard-line dairy owner is pursuing her, despite her resistance to his attentions. Written by Snow Leopard

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Taglines:

THE BOY STAR OF THE YEAR...IN THE PICTURE OF THE YEAR! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Tech Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - June 24, 1938 - all caps)

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in New York City Monday 17 May 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Detroit Sunday 14 November 1948 on WJBK (Channel 2), and in Los Angeles Sunday 20 March 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »

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HIGHLY EXPERT
3 August 2019 | by brucewhainSee all my reviews

Highly Expert. (Five years could make a lot of difference back then!) Not a speck or instant of misplaced egg. Hokeyness is strictly avoided in spite of the emotional content - the kind of role, I assume, that made Rooney famous. The action moves smoothly, seamlessly, generating tension and resolution along realistic lines. Protagonist Shocky's school oppressors are ra-THER politically IN-correct. That would never go over today.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forgotten Hero See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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