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Child Bride (1938)

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Schoolteacher in a rural community campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls.

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Harry Revier (as Harry J. Revier)

Writer:

Harry Revier (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Shirley Mills ... Jennie
Bob Bollinger Bob Bollinger ... Freddie
Warner Richmond ... Jake Bolby
Diana Durrell Diana Durrell ... Miss Carol
Dorothy Carrol Dorothy Carrol ... Ma Colton
George Humphreys George Humphreys ... Ira Colton
Frank Martin Frank Martin ... Charles
George Morrell ... Mike Nulty (as Rex Baxter)
Angelo Rossitto ... Angelo (as Don Barrett)
Al Bannon Al Bannon ... Happy
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Storyline

Jennie is a twelve-year-old girl living with her parents in extremely rural mountain country. Her schoolteacher, Miss Carol, though a mountain girl herself, has gone off to be educated and returned in hopes of stopping the tradition of child marriage which permeates the culture. Jennie's father Ira is a good man who tries to protect Miss Carol from the men who threaten her if she doesn't call off her crusade. One of these men, Jake Bolby, has his eye on little Jennie and plots to make her his bride. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Where lust was called just! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dust to Dust See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbia, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$24,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A problem cropped up when planning the infamous "skinny dipping" scene: Shirley Mills did not know how to swim. Bernice Stobaugh, a local girl, doubled for Shirley in the long shots. It is Bernice who does the dive into the pond and does the graceful swimming in the long shots. In the closer shots, Shirley is seen doing the "dog paddle". See more »

Quotes

Charles: My job's done.
Miss Carol: And mine's just starting.
Charles: Darling, what do you mean?
Miss Carol: Well, I can't be a child bride but...
Charles: But what?
[they kiss]
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Crazy Credits

The role of Angelo, the midget moonshiner, is played by Angelo Rossitto. In the credits the role is credited to a "Don Barrett." See more »

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Referenced in American Sexual Revolution (1971) See more »

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Eager to have it in my collection
29 December 2000 | by edward_evans-2See all my reviews

The last time I was able to see this film was about three years ago. It was on tape and was on loan from a private collection. This is an excellent example of the moral genre of the period. The camera work shows great detail to use of light and position. I am eager to get this film in my collection and hopefully someone will see fit to put this on DVD.


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