Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1939)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Family Drama  |   Release Date - May 31, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this, the first entry in four-part series, children's movie, Polly Pepper takes care of her siblings while her mother toils at a factory. Polly's newest friend is Jasper, a rich kid who likes to play with the Pepper kids. Trouble ensues when the littlest Pepper comes down with the measles and infects Jasper and his grandfather, Mr. King. They all wind up stuck together in a quarantined house. After the devoted Polly collapses from working too hard, Mr. King moves the Pepper clan into his mansion. The plucky family finally garners a fortune when it is discovered that Polly has inherited the controlling shares in a mine that the grandfather wants to purchase.

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child, class [social], survivor, child-rearing, clan, class-consciousness, collapse, control, employment, factory, family, friendship, grandfather, house, inheritance, large-family, mansion, measles, mine, poverty, quarantine, sibling, wealth, king