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A Yank at Eton (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Family | September 1942 (USA)
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During World War II, an American boy named Timothy Dennis is unwillingly sent to Eton College in the UK where he is frequently confused by the many differences between the two cultures.

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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 ... Winifred Dennis Carlton
Juanita Quigley ... Jane 'The Runt' Dennis
Alan Mowbray ... Mr. Duncan
Peter Lawford ... Ronnie Kenvil
Raymond Severn ... 'Inky' Weeld
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During World War II, an American boy named Timothy Dennis is unwillingly sent to Eton College in the UK where he is frequently confused by the many differences between the two cultures.

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It's Mickey's All-Time Topper!

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Comedy | Family

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Trivia

Early in the movie, Little Lord Fauntleroy is brought up. Both Mickey Rooney and Freddie Bartholomew had starred in the 1936 movie version of the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel. 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

The Eton Boating Song
(1863) (uncredited)
Music by Algernon Drummond
Lyrics by William Johnson
Sung by a chorus during the opening credits
Sung often by Eton students
Played often as background music
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

September 1942 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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