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Junior Army (1942)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, War | 26 November 1942 (USA)
Well-bred young English refugee Freddie Hewlett (Freddie Bartholomew) saves the life of Jimmie Fletcher (Billy Halop), wild boy of the road, in a fight with juvenile gang leader Bushy ... See full summary »

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Albert Bein (story), Paul Gangelin (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Freddie Bartholomew ... Freddie Hewlett
Billy Halop ... James 'Jimmie' Fletcher
Huntz Hall ... Bushy Thomas
Bobby Jordan ... Jockey
Boyd Davis Boyd Davis ... Maj. E.C. Carter - Academy Commandant
William Blees William Blees ... Cadet Capt. Wesley Rogers
Richard Noyes Richard Noyes ... Cadet Sgt. Sable
Joseph Crehan ... Mr. Jeffrey Ferguson
Don Beddoe ... Saginaw Jake
Charles Lind Charles Lind ... Cadet Pell
Billy Lechner Billy Lechner ... Cadet Baker
Peter Lawford ... Cadet Wilbur
Rudolph Anders ... Horner - Nazi Saboteur (as Robert O. Davis)
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Well-bred young English refugee Freddie Hewlett (Freddie Bartholomew) saves the life of Jimmie Fletcher (Billy Halop), wild boy of the road, in a fight with juvenile gang leader Bushy Thomas (Huntz Hall). Freddie takes Jimmie with him to his uncle's ranch, and the uncle, Ferguson (Joseph Crehan), sees the possibility of turning him into a decent boy and arranges to have him sent with Freddie to the select Pearson Military School. At Pearson, Freddie,of course, gets along splendidly (not to mention swell), while Jimmie incurs the enmity of his classmates. Not even the gift of an airplane, inspired by Jimmie, to the school by Mr. Ferguson shakes their dislike. Jimmie, who loves engines, is overjoyed while Freddie, with a phobia about planes as a result of a bombing incident in England, is frightened. Jimmie, because of an academic weakness that keeps him from entering the aviation class, steals the mid-term exam test. Freddie, of course, reports him. Jimmie, somewhat hacked because ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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gang | phobia | fight | aviation | saboteur | See All (78) »

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One a fist-battered vagrant of America's hobo 'jungles"! - The other a bomb-spattered veteran of a London 'blitz"! (original poster) See more »

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Action | Adventure | War

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Senda Perigosa See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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