Henry Aldrich for President (1941)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Henry Aldrich for President was the second of Paramount's "Henry Aldrich" series to star Jimmy Lydon in the teenaged title role. This time Henry is pitted against an arrogant jock for the presidency of the Centerville High School student council. Henry's chances don't seem bright, especially since a pompous teacher (Lucien Littlefield) is writing the opponent's speeches for him. As often happens in these films, a misunderstanding threatens not only to lose Henry the election but to get him expelled from school as well. Somehow the plot is resolved by a wild climactic airplane ride, with hapless Henry at the controls.



candidate, airplane, election, high-school, misunderstanding, athlete, student, student-council, teacher, complications, speech, nomination, opponent, teenagers