Juvenile Court (1938)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Juvenile Delinquency Film  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Rising star Rita Hayworth puts in a little box-office duty in the Columbia "B" Juvenile Court. The star of the proceedings is Paul Kelly as crusading public defender Gary Franklin, who hopes to establish a Police Athletic League to give street kids a new chance in life. His toughest charge is Stubby (Frankie Darro), a born leader with potential for either the White House or the Electric Chair. Once he's won over Stubby, Franklin is able to get the rest of the neighborhood kids to attend his new athletic outfit. The far- reaching influence of Franklin's pet project is proven when a group of young punks change their minds about committing a robbery. As Franklin's girl friend Marcia Kelly, Rita Hayworth has virtually nothing to do but stand around and look pretty.

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athlete, baseball, brother, child, couple, court [law], delinquency, girlfriend, juvenile, lawyer, play [recreation], police, public, public-defender, reform [improve], robbery, street, street-kid