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A Yank at Eton (1942)

Mickey Rooney portrays Tim in this fish-out-of-water tale co-scripted by and based on a story by A Yank at Oxford screenwriter George Oppenheimer.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

George Oppenheimer (story), George Oppenheimer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... Timothy Dennis
Edmund Gwenn ... Headmaster Justin
Ian Hunter ... Roger Carlton
Freddie Bartholomew ... Peter Carlton
Marta Linden Marta Linden ... Winifred Dennis Carlton
Juanita Quigley ... Jane 'The Runt' Dennis
Alan Mowbray ... Mr. Duncan
Peter Lawford ... Ronnie Kenvil
Raymond Severn Raymond Severn ... 'Inky' Weeld
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Storyline

Mickey Rooney portrays Tim in this fish-out-of-water tale co-scripted by and based on a story by A Yank at Oxford screenwriter George Oppenheimer.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventuras de un yanki See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 11 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Wednesday 22 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), by San Francisco 14 June 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and by New York City 14 October 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

When Timothy meets Flossie while running errands, the cars are driving on the right side of the street. Cars drive on the left in England. See more »

Connections

Remake of A Yank at Oxford (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
(1893) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Sung a cappella by Mickey Rooney
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"If you think I'm going to go to school with a bunch of Little Lord Fauntleroys, you've got another guess comin'!"
13 September 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Fun Mickey Rooney picture with Mickey as an American teenager who's a big shot and football star at his high school before his mom marries a stuffy Brit and forces Mickey and his little sister to move to England. Cue the expected clichés that come with fish out of water stories like this. Despite its formulaic plot, it's pretty solid entertainment thanks to that great old MGM gloss and a wonderful cast. Mickey is enjoyable as always, of course. The rest of the cast includes Ian Hunter, Edmund Gwenn, Alan Mowbry, Freddie Bartholomew, and a young Peter Lawford. Not too shabby. The scene stealers are the younger actors, Juanita Quigley and Raymond Severn. Quigley reminds me a little of Virginia Weidler. It's a good movie, though not a great one, that will likely entertain most classic film fans on a rainy Saturday afternoon. It's got heart and humor and feel-good patriotism like they excelled at in the old days. Give it a look if you're a Mickey Rooney fan. I doubt you'll be disappointed.


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