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Hoosier Schoolboy (1937)

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Hoosier Schoolboy was the second 1937 release of the newly reorganized Monogram Pictures. Mickey Rooney (borrowed from MGM) has the title role in this easygoing rural drama. Young Rooney idolizes his father, a shell-shocked war veteran who has lately turned to drink. The boy must protect his dad against the recriminations of the townsfolk. Rooney has ample opportunity for the emotional scenes he did so well, before he and his father are rescued from a life of poverty by an understanding schoolteacher. Hoosier Schoolboy was based on a novel by Edward Eggleston, at one time a very popular chronicler of American small-town life.

Cast

Mickey Rooney
as Shockey Carter
Edward Pawley
as Captain Fred Carter
Anne Nagel
as Mary Evans
Frank Shields
as John 'Jack' Matthews Jr.
William Gould
as John Matthew Sr.
William Gould Sr.
as John Matthew

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NIFTY LITTLE B FILM, NICELY ACTED BU MICKEY ROONEY. HE IS A LITTLE OVER DRAMATIC AT TIMES, BUT HE'S ALWAYS GOOD TO WATCH. DECENT DRAMA.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

[b]SYNOPSIS[/b]: Shockey Carter is the school bad boy. He fights with everyone and even knocks the books out of the hands of girls. His teacher wants to save him. Problem, Carter's father is a drunk. Teacher first must save the father. [b]RATING:[/b] NR but PG recommended. [b]RUN TIME[/b]: 1 hour, 2 minutes [b]REVIEW:[/b] Yes, this is a short film and a pretty boring one at that. It's like 400 Blows but really boring. I fell asleep watching this. Not recommended unless you're an insomniac.

Real Guy
Real Guy

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