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Five Little Peppers in Trouble (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 1 September 1940 (USA)
The Peppers - widowed Mrs. Pepper and her five children Polly, Ben, Joey, Davie and Phronsie - have returned to live in their small house in Gusty Corners with J.H. King, who they call "... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Harry Sauber (screen play) (as Harry Rebuas), Margaret Sidney (based upon a book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edith Fellows ... Polly Pepper
Dorothy Anne Seese Dorothy Anne Seese ... Phronsie Pepper (as Dorothy Ann Seese)
Dorothy Peterson ... Mrs. Pepper
Pierre Watkin ... Mr. King
Ronald Sinclair ... Jasper King
Charles Peck Charles Peck ... Ben Pepper
Tommy Bond ... Joey Pepper
Bobby Larson ... Davie Pepper
Rex Evans Rex Evans ... Martin
Kathleen Howard ... Mrs. Wilcox
Mary Currier Mary Currier ... Mrs. Lansdowne
Helen Brown Helen Brown ... Miss Roland
Betty Jane Graham ... May
Shirley Mills ... June
Shirley Jean Rickert ... Kiki
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The Peppers - widowed Mrs. Pepper and her five children Polly, Ben, Joey, Davie and Phronsie - have returned to live in their small house in Gusty Corners with J.H. King, who they call "Grandpa King", J.H.'s grandson Jasper King, and their faithful butler Martin, while J.H. proceeds to have another mansion in Gusty Corners built in which they all can live more comfortably. But Jasper's aunt, Martha Wilcox, is still wanting custody of Jasper, and will go to court to get that custody. Jasper, who knows nothing about his aunt's legal manoeuvrings, would prefer to live with his grandfather and the Peppers. J.H. believes she may have a case especially as they live in the Pepper's cramped house. So, J.H., with Mrs. Pepper's approval, decides to send Jasper and all the Pepper children to boarding school so that Martha can't get a hold of Jasper. Of the children, Polly is the only one who J.H. and Mrs. Pepper tell the reason of being sent away to boarding school. At this new school, all the ... Written by Huggo

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Five Swell Reasons for a Grand Time!...And a hundred happy excuses for deep-down laughs and heart-throbs!

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rebelião das Pimentinhas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Victor Kilian was in a contemporary Hollywood Reporter production list as a cast member, but he was not seen in the movie. See more »

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Near the beginning of the film, when Mr. King goes outside to meet with Aunt Martha on the front porch, a clear reflection of the boom microphone can be seen in the front door's glass window as King opens and closes the door. See more »

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In the movie's opening credits the five actors portraying the Pepper children introduce themselves, standing behind large pepper shakers. See more »

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Follows Five Little Peppers at Home (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blue Danube Waltz, Opus 314
(1867) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Lyricist for "Sailing Along" unknown
Sung by Edith Fellows with Shirley Jean Rickert on piano
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Troublesome School Days
14 November 2007 | by stannardSee all my reviews

This is the fourth and final film in the series about the Pepper family. Like films number two and three, the plot is not based on any of the Five Little Peppers books.

In this film, the Peppers are in danger from an aunt who threatens to split up the family by taking custody of one of them. Mr. King comes to the rescue by packing them off to a fancy private school.

But things get worse as the school is full of snobs who make their lives a living hell. They are wrongly accused of wrongdoing and are all expelled.

They return home, but their aunt is still up to her tricks. Luckily, Mr. King saves the day once again.

I particularly enjoyed the swimming pool scene. Young Dorothy Ann Seese (Phronsie) is a real firecracker in this one.


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