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Henry Aldrich for President (1941)

Passed | | Comedy | 24 October 1941 (USA)
Complications arise when Henry Aldrich runs for Centerville High School Student Body President.

Director:

Hugh Bennett

Writer:

Val Burton (original screen play by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Lydon ... Henry Aldrich
June Preisser ... Geraldine Adams
Mary Anderson ... Phyllis Michael
Charles Smith ... Dizzy Stevens
John Litel ... Mr. Aldrich
Dorothy Peterson ... Mrs. Aldrich
Martha O'Driscoll ... Mary Aldrich
Vaughan Glaser Vaughan Glaser ... Mr. Bradley
Rod Cameron ... Ed Calkins
Kenneth Howell ... Irwin Barrett
Lucien Littlefield ... Mr. Crosley
Irving Bacon ... Mr. McCloskey
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Marvin Bagshaw
Buddy Pepper Buddy Pepper ... Johnny
Dick Paxton Dick Paxton ... Red MacGowan
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Complications arise when Henry Aldrich runs for Centerville High School Student Body President.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Candidato Gaiato See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929-49, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It's initial telecast took place in Chicago Saturday 3 January 1959 when it served as one of the three titles launching the MCA/Paramount Film Library on WBBM (Channel 2); in Philadelphia it first aired Tuesday 7 July 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10) and in Milwaukee 23 December 1959 on WITI (Channel 6). It eventually became a popular favorite among afternoon viewers and was initially shown in Phoenix 11 March 1960 on KVAR (Channel 12), in Los Angeles 31 March 1960 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Detroit 9 April 1960 on WJBK (Channel 2), and in New York City 12 April 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Followed by Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942) See more »

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First in Henry Aldrich series with Lydon
27 March 1999 | by vikitoriaSee all my reviews

In the first of this humorous series of Henry Aldrich, James Lydon did a good rendition of a screwball kid, who gets used in a scheme to run as president of the student body at good old Centerville High. As with any other young man, Henry falls for a girl who just happens to be the girlfriend of the major competition, Irwin Barrett. The fun begins as Henry enlists his best friend Basil (Dizzy) Stevens as his campaign manager. They work well together, although Dizzy gets distracted at times by pretty girls.

A good beginning for these two in a nine movie run.


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