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The Little Red Schoolhouse

A lost classic about a teenage boy sent to reform school, who then vows to turn his life around to keep his kid brother from a life of crime.
The Little Red Schoolhouse
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1936
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Disgraced after being disciplined at the quaint rural Hilldale School, orphan Frank Burke hops a freight train and runs away to the big city. While his desperate sister, Mary, searches in vain for her younger brother, Frank learns that New York is not the paradise that he envisioned. He is taken in by gangsters, who frame the gullible youth for one of their murders. Frank begins serving a long prison sentence, where his only hope is to be forgiven by the sister he abandoned.

Charles Lamont directs Dickie Moore (Oliver Twist, 1933) and Frank Coghlan, Jr. (Captain Marvel, 1941), two of Hollywood's best child-actors, in this Chesterfield production. In addition to the scores of short subjects he helmed in his five-decade career, Lamont is best remembered for directing some of Abbott & Costello's finest films, as well as many entries in the Ma And Pa Kettle series.

Product Description:

A rebellious young boy falls in with a gang of crooks, after running away from home. This program follows him through the consequences of his youthful folly.

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Adventure | Coming Of Age | On-The-Run

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Customer Rating: Rating 3.7
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Rating 5.0 the little red schoolhouse Movie Lover: from REDCAR, ENGLAND UK -- June, 13, 2011

this is a really great film starring the late frank coughlan jnr, (biily batson,of captain marvel fame,1941) frank coughlan jnr was a great actor this film is one of his best, he will be sadly missed.

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  • Sales Rank: 12,452
  • UPC: 089218654892
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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