Harold Teen (1928)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Superhero Film, Teen Movie  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on the comic strip by Carl Ed, Harold Teen stars future "Dagwood Bumstead" Arthur Lake in the title role. Upon arriving in the big city to attend high school, the bumptious Harold soon becomes the most popular boy in class. This gives our hero carte blanche to indulge in all sorts of comic misadventures, from substituting an amateur cowboy movie for the annual school play to saving the town when the dam bursts. And, of course, Harold wins the Big Football Game with only seconds to spare. Harold Teen was directed by Mervyn LeRoy, who at that time was barely out of his teens himself; the film was remade, after a fashion, in 1934, with Hal LeRoy (no relation to Mervyn) in the lead.

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fish-out-of-water, football-player, high-school, popularity