Junior Army (1943)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Several veterans of the "Dead End Kids" series are prominently featured in the Columbia programmer Junior Army. Grown-up child star Freddie Bartholomew acquits himself nicely as Freddy Hewlitt, newly arrived at a strict military academy. Freddy tries to set a good example for hell-raising cadet Jimmy Fletcher (Billy Halop), but Jimmy soons alienates everyone around him-even his old pals Cowboy (Bobby Jordan) and Bushy (Huntz Hall). Eventually, however, Jimmy comes through with flying colors when he helps Freddy and his buddies smash a gang of saboteurs. While Billy Halop, Bobby Jordan and Huntz Hall would continue appearing in films well into the next decade, Freddy Bartholomew eventually abandoned acting to become a successful advertising executive.

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juvenile, laziness, military-academy, ranch, redemption, rescue, uncle