Harold Teen (1934)

Genres - Comedy, Musical, Romance  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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First adapted for the screen in 1928, Carl Ed's popular comic strip Harold Teen was cinematized a second time in 1934. This time it's musical-comedy star Hal LeRoy as the titular high-schooler, with Rochelle Hudson as his sweetheart Lillums Lovell and Hobart Cavanaugh as sweet-shop owner Pop Jenks. Recently graduated from school, Harold lands a newspaper job as a cub reporter, and in this capacity befriends town banker Rathburn (Hugh Herbert). This bodes ill for Harold's relationship with Lillums, who may be forced to marry Rathburn to save her home from foreclosure. But Rathburn is no villain, and it is he who paves the way for a happy ending. Since Hal LeRoy's strong suit was eccentric dancing, it goes without saying that Harold Teen includes a few arbitrarily inserted musical numbers.

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bank-personnel, foreclosure, homestead, journalism, love, romance