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Dangerous Holiday (1937)

Ronnie is a child prodigy who enjoys playing the violin, and his relatives and agent want to exploit his talents so as to make more money off of him. Fed up with their intentions, Ronnie decides to take off on his own for a bit.

Director:

Nicholas T. Barrows (as Nicholas Barrows)

Writers:

Nicholas T. Barrows (screenplay) (as Nicholas Barrows), Karen DeWolf (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Sinclair ... Ronnie Kimball (as Ra Hould)
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Duke Edwards
Hedda Hopper ... Lottie Courtney
Jack La Rue ... Gollenger
Jed Prouty ... Gifford
Lynne Roberts ... Jean Robbins (as Lynn Roberts)
William Bakewell ... Tom Wilson
Fern Emmett ... Aunt Elsie
Virginia Sale ... Aunt Augusta
Franklin Pangborn ... Doffle
Grady Sutton ... Max
William Newell William Newell ... Solitaire
Thomas E. Jackson ... Marty
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Popcorn
Jack Mulhall ... Police Sergeant
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Storyline

Ronnie is a child prodigy who enjoys playing the violin, and his relatives and agent want to exploit his talents so as to make more money off of him. Fed up with their intentions, Ronnie decides to take off on his own for a bit.

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boy violinist | runaway boy | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Férias Perigosas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

In Ronnie's first football scrimmage with the Wee Kids Company (studio kids), he lines up at defensive right tackle across from a tall boy playing offensive left tackle. When the play starts, the offensive tackle charges into Ronnie, driving him back as they grapple and fall to the ground whereupon Tommy Bupp's character congratulates Ronnie saying "that was some tackle" [05:48], but they weren't anywhere near the ball. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Experience: The Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Mad About You
(uncredited)
Written by Sam H. Stept and Ted Koehler
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A Happy Programmer
14 February 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

13-year-old Ronald Sinclair is a violin prodigy. His records brings in $2000 a week, his concerts sell out, and he's being paid a quarter of a million dollars to appear in a movie. Of course, he has expenses. His stepmother takes 30%, his aunts take another 30% and his agent gets 10%. After paying the government its 30%, he can do whatever he likes with what's left. It's a good thing he has no free time. So he goes on a walk. Along the way he meets some nice people like pleasant hood Big Boy Williams and courting couple Lynne Roberts and William Bakewell. No one knows who he is and his leeches.... I mean his concerned family thinks he has been kidnapped.

It's a fine little comedy directed by Nick Barrows, and Master Sinclair gives an amiable performance, while the professionals around him -- including Hedda Hopper, Franklin Pangborn (as a hotel clerk, naturally) and Grady Sutton offer their support.

Sinclair was born in New Zealand in 1924. appeared in about ten movies through 1942. He served in the US Army during the Second World War. After that, he stayed in the movies as an editor, working through 1992, specializing in dialogue editing. He was married to one woman from 1961 through his death in 1992, proving that some people's lives have nice second acts.


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