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The Old Swimmin' Hole (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 21 October 1940 (USA)
Teenager Betty Elliott has decided to take over the business and social affairs of her father Doc Elliott. She thinks her father should marry the widowed mother, Julie Harper, of her ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert F. McGowan

Writers:

Dorothy Davenport (screenplay) (as Dorothy Reid), Gerald Breitigam (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marcia Mae Jones ... Betty Elliott
Jackie Moran ... Chris Carter
Leatrice Joy ... Mrs. Julie Carter
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Doc Elliott (as Charles Brown)
Theodore von Eltz ... Baker, Grandpa's Lawyer
George Cleveland ... Grandpa Harper
Dix Davis Dix Davis ... Jimmy
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Teenager Betty Elliott has decided to take over the business and social affairs of her father Doc Elliott. She thinks her father should marry the widowed mother, Julie Harper, of her boyfriend Chris Harper. Doc has been a real friend and father to Chris, who, under his guidance, has learned to take care of all the sick animals in town, but lack of money keeps the widow from sending Chris on to finish high school and medical training is out of the question. Wealthy Grandpa Harper sends his attorney Baker to tell Mrs. Harper that all of Jimmy's dreams could be realized if the widow, whom the grandfather dislikes, would give up custody of her son. The lawyer also begins to court Julie and this throws a kink in Betty's plans to see her father and the widow get married. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They're only sixteen... but they have to coach their parents in courtship!

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When Youth Conspires See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Monday 13 December 1943 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). On the West Coast, it was first aired in Los Angeles Sunday 1 January 1950 on KFI (Channel 9). See more »

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Peyton Place For Teens
2 May 2013 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Sort of a disjointed Robert Altmanesque (well, not really) episodic little tale about teenagers growing up in a small town and facing small town problems. You know, swimming, education, stupid kids, dead dogs, the gamut. The whole movie focuses on one kid, who recently left school to take a great opportunity at a local market, but then has second thoughts when a lot of people want him to go back so he could finish his high school and continue on to be a veterinarian. Along the way there are MANY subplots, such as will a little kid survive after being thrown into the water, will the greasy lawyer who moved into town break up a budding relationship between two old people, and so on. Not going to change the world, but still somewhat enjoyable.


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