Lord Jeff


Lord Jeff

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Director Sam Wood always seemed most comfortable with cozy family-oriented films like Lord Jeff. Freddie Bartholomew plays Geoffrey Braemer, a basically good kid who falls in with bad company. The orphaned Geoffrey is being used as part of jewel-theft scheme masterminded by his so-called aunt Doris Clandon (Gale Sondergaard) and her confederate Hampstead (George Zucco). Left holding the bag when his cohorts skip town, Geoffrey is saved from reform school by kindly Captain Briggs (Charles Coburn), who enrolls the boy in the Russell-Cotes Merchant Marine Training School. At first antagonistic, Geoffrey eventually makes friends with his fellow students, especially Irish boyo Terry O'Mulvaney (Mickey Rooney). A series of misunderstandings brings disgrace upon Geoffrey, but he redeems himself by delivering Doris and Hampstead into the waiting hands of Law-with a little help from his new shipmates, of course. A teenaged Peter Lawford makes his American film debut as Geoffrey's school chum Benny Potter.


Freddie Bartholomew
as Geoffrey Braemer
Mickey Rooney
as Terry O'Mulvaney
Terry Kilburn
as Albert Baker
Charles Coburn
as Capt. Briggs
Herbert Mundin
as `Crusty' Jelks
Gale Sondergaard
as Doris Clandon
Peter Lawford
as Benny Potter
Walter Tetley
as Tommy Thrums
Peter B. Ellis
as Ned Saunders
George Zucco
as Jim Hampstend
Matthew Boulton
as Inspector Scott
John Burton
as John Cartwright
Emma Dunn
as Mrs. Briggs
Gilbert Emery
as Magistrate
Charles Irwin
as Mr. Burke
Walter Kingsford
as Superintendent
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