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Barefoot Boy (1938)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 3 August 1938 (USA)
Other than using the same title this film has no connection to nor is there any film credit linking it to the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. In this film, Kenneth Hale, a pampered, ... See full summary »

Director:

Karl Brown

Writer:

John T. Neville (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Moran ... Billy Whittaker
Marcia Mae Jones ... Pige Blaine
Bradley Metcalfe ... Kenneth Hale
Johnnie Morris Johnnie Morris ... Jeff Blaine
Marilyn Knowlden ... Julia Blaine
Terry ... Toto
Ralph Morgan ... John Hale
Claire Windsor ... Valerie Hale
Helen MacKellar ... Martha Whittaker
Matty Fain Matty Fain ... Blake
Frank Puglia ... Hank
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Warden
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Calvin Whittaker (as Chas. D. Brown)
Roger Gray Roger Gray ... Dutch
Earle Hodgins ... Sheriff
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Storyline

Other than using the same title this film has no connection to nor is there any film credit linking it to the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. In this film, Kenneth Hale, a pampered, snobbish young boy is sent by his father, John Hale, who has served time in prison for a crime he did not commit, down to the country farm of an old friend, Calvin Whittaker. The barefooted, honest and plucky Billy Whittaker, his girlfriend, Pige Bennett, and punky Kenneth get involved with a "haunted" house and a gang of crooks, while Billy helps make a "better man" out of Kenneth. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Scrapping - Romancing - Gang-Busting!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El pillete See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial USA telecast Saturday 24 January 1942 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at it Friday 6 August 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and Monday 25 October 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2); in Chicago it first aired Thursday 27 January 1949 on WBKB (Channel 4), and, on the West Coast, in Los Angeles, it was first seen Wednesday 8 February 1950 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more »

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Referenced in Dillinger (1945) See more »

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Mindless
12 November 2013 | by artpfSee all my reviews

Other than using the same title this film has no connection to nor is there any film credit linking it to the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier.

In this film, Kenneth Hale, a pampered, snobbish young boy is sent by his father, John Hale, who has served time in prison for a crime he did not commit, down to the country farm of an old friend, Calvin Whittaker.

The barefooted, honest and plucky Billy Whittaker, his girlfriend, Pige Bennett, and punky Kenneth get involved with a "haunted" house and a gang of crooks, while Billy helps make a "better man" out of Kenneth.

Filmed well, acted well, just a ridiculously slow, tedious, bland story.

It's mindless.


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