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Hoosier Schoolboy [1937]
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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.