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Boy Trouble (1939)

Shopkeeper Homer Fitch (Ruggles) hates the changes in his household when his wife adopts two orphan boys but realizes how much he loves the boys when they are struck with scarlet fever.

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writer:

Laura Perelman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Ruggles ... Homer C. Fitch
Mary Boland ... Sybil Fitch
Donald O'Connor ... Butch
Joyce Mathews ... Patricia Fitch
John Hartley ... Wyndham Wilson
Billy Lee ... Joe
Andrew Tombes ... Mr. Svively
Dick Elliott ... Dr. Benshlager
Zeffie Tilbury ... Mrs. Jepson
Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards ... Mrs. Moots
Harlan Briggs ... Mr. Pike
Josephine Whittell ... Mother
Sonny Bupp ... Chester Platt
Georgia Caine ... Mrs. Ungerlelder
Russell Hicks ... Magistrate
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Shopkeeper Homer Fitch (Ruggles) hates the changes in his household when his wife adopts two orphan boys but realizes how much he loves the boys when they are struck with scarlet fever.

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KIDS GET IN HIS HAIR...but watch Charlie's youth come back when a couple of boys get into his heart

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Filhos de Encomenda See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Boy Trouble has another early charming performance by Donald O'Connor
6 June 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is the second Donald O'Connor movie I'm reviewing in chronological order. He's one of the orphans (the other being Billy Lee) being adopted by Charles Ruggles, who's had to deal with bratty boys at his clothing store so he's not so tolerant at first. But his wife-Mary Boland-immediately loves them. I'll just stop there and just say there's some funny scenes with Ruggles and some of those bratty boys at the store but also some touching scenes especially concerning little Billy. O'Connor himself has a charismatic toughness about him as the near-teen one. So on that note, Boy Trouble is very much recommended for anyone with a taste for the obscure old movies. P.S. Besides Lee who was in Mike Fright, other players who were in Our Gang shorts include Sonny Bupp who was in Men in Fright and Zeffie Tilbury who was in Second Childhood. And, since I always like to cite anyone from my favorite movie-It's a Wonderful Life-in other films, here, it's Sarah Edwards-Mrs. Hatch there-as one of the neighbors here.


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