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and those who do not love us,
may God turn their hearts,
and if He cannot turn their hearts
may He turn their ankles
that we may know them by their limping.

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Hoosier Schoolboy [1937]

Director:William Nigh
Writer:Robert Lee Johnson
Composer:Abe Meyer
Length:62 minutes
(1 hour 2 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:5.4/10
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Synopsis: A schoolteacher comes to a new town and finds herself caught up in the town's problems and disputes.

Reaction: Well made and Rooney does a great job here. It feels more sincere than many of the performances I've seen from him.

Personal Rating: 6/10

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William Nigh => Director
Robert Lee Johnson => Writer
Abe Meyer => Composer
Edward Eggleston => Novel "The Hoosier Schoolmaster"
Anita Deniston => Elvira
Anne Nagel => Mary Evans
Bradley Metcalfe => Roger Townsend
Cecil Weston => Teacher
Doris Rankin => School Girl
Dorothy Vaughan => Miss Hodges the School Mistress
Edward Pawley => Captain Fred Carter
Frank Shields => John 'Jack' Matthews Jr.
Fred Kelsey => Mr. Crowder (as Fred A. Kelsey)
Harry Hayden => Mr. Townsend
Helena Grant => School Girl
Lester Dorr => Noble Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Martin H. Pawley => Classmate (uncredited)
Mary Field => School Board Secretary
Maude Philby => Mrs. Townsend (uncredited)
Mickey Rooney => Shockey Carter
Walter Long => Riley
William Gould => John Matthews Sr.
Zita Moulton => School Girl

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Edward Pawley's only child, Martin H. Pawley, played one of Mickey Rooney's classmates. This was the only movie in which he ever appeared - he never got interested in the entertainment business, and eventually became an accountant.