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Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | September 1942 (USA)
Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires.

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Hugh Bennett

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Muriel Roy Bolton (original screenplay), Val Burton (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Lydon ... Henry Aldrich
Charles Smith ... Dizzy Stevens
John Litel ... Mr. Sam Aldrich
Olive Blakeney ... Mrs. Alice Aldrich
Rita Quigley ... Martha Daley
Vaughan Glaser Vaughan Glaser ... Mr. Bradley
Charles Halton ... Elias Noonan
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Nero Smith
Cliff Clark Cliff Clark ... Fire Chief
Fern Emmett ... Miss Bryant
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Norris
William Halligan William Halligan ... Norman Kenly
Ray Walker ... Jack Lewis
Oscar O'Shea ... Judge Sanders
Leon Belasco ... Leon Brink
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Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires. Written by SM <smortens@ix.netcom.com>

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USA

Language:

English

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September 1942 (USA) See more »

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Henry periodista See more »

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

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1.37 : 1
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Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

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Henry becomes editor of school newspaper and gets arrested
23 April 2000 | by vikitoriaSee all my reviews

This is one of the better Henry Aldrich's in the series. Henry is selected as Editor and everything happens from this point.

Wanting to be the best, Henry decides to change the paper - his first project is to cover a nearby fire and ditches class. Dizzy covers for him and comes up with a great excuse, as a good friend would. Unbeknownst to Henry, this fire starts a blaze of trouble when he "sensationalizes" the details. He covers a couple of more fires, then everyone thinks he is the arsonist. Henry gets arrested and the best part comes when his friend Dizzy testifies at the trial. As Henry is about to plead and get sentenced (his father's idea), his friends help him escape. Now that Henry knows whom the arsonist is, he must hurry to stop the fire, before his goose gets cooked for good.

This is my personal favorite in the series - it has comedy, drama and the best characters of all the movies in it. This is a must see for everyone!


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