One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial television presentation took place in Chicago Saturday 7 February 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2). Several months went by before it was taken off the shelf once again and aired in Johnstown 14 October 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6), in Toledo 17 January 1960 on WTOL (Channel 11), in San Francisco 16 February 1960 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Grand Rapids 29 March 1960 on WOOD (Channel 8), and in Des Moines 7 July 1960 on WHO (Channel 13). See more »
Henry becomes editor of school newspaper and gets arrested
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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