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Johnny Holiday (1949)

Young street tough sent to a reform farm is torn between friends from his past and those who are trying to help him change his life.

Director:

Willis Goldbeck

Writers:

R.W. Alcorn (story), Jack Andrews (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Bendix ... Sgt. Walker
Stanley Clements ... Eddie Duggan
Hoagy Carmichael ... Hoagy Carmichael
Allen Martin Jr. Allen Martin Jr. ... Johnny Holiday
Greta Granstedt ... Mrs. Holiday
Herbert Newcomb Herbert Newcomb ... Dr. Piper
Donald Gallagher Donald Gallagher ... Supt. Lang
Jack Hagen Jack Hagen ... Jackson
George Cisar ... Barney Duggan
Henry F. Schricker Henry F. Schricker ... Self (as Gov. Henry F. Schricker)
Leo Cleary Leo Cleary ... Trimble
Leo Curley Leo Curley ... Spenser
Alma Platt Alma Platt ... Miss Kelly
Jean Juvelier Jean Juvelier ... Mrs. Bellini (as Jeanne Juvelier)
Buddy Cole Buddy Cole ... Buddy Cole
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Storyline

The reform school boy Johnny Holiday has to choose between his buddies who are more interested in living outside the law and those who want him to live within it. Through the careful tutelage of his reformatory drill sergeant Walker, who becomes a father figure to the boy, he eventually learns that life is far sweeter on the good side than the bad. Written by Robert

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The Story of the Teen-Age Terror!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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When this film was re-released in 1955 with the title "Boy's Prison", it was on a double bill with Too Late for Tears (1949), which was retitled as "Killer Bait". See more »

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Standard late '40's William Bendix vehicle.
21 September 1998 | by riley-7See all my reviews

A good basic story with realistic locations. Hits all the right emotional buttons. Overall sort of a non-sectarian "Boys Town". At times seems almost like a documentary. William Bendix plays a "tough as nails, heart of gold" type. Allen Martin believable as good kid torn between good (Bendix) and evil (Clements). Stanley Clements nasty enough.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1951 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Boys' Prison See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alcorn Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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