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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)

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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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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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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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Angelo Rossitto, who plays Angelo the dwarf moonshiner, also much later played the role of "Master" of "Master-Blaster" in the 1985 Mel Gibson / Tina Turner post-apocalyptic adventure movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). See more »

Quotes

Freddie: I'll beat you undressed, Jennie.
Jennie: Freddie, you ain't goin' swimmin' with me no more. So don't you take your clothes off.
Freddie: Aw, you're teasin'.
Jennie: No, I'm not. I mean it.
Freddie: We've always gone in swimmin' together. Why not now?
Jennie: Teacher says not to.
Freddie: Why?
Jennie: Well, because... because we're not what we used to be.
Freddie: You mean, we're different. How?
Jennie: Naw. We're the same, only you can't see me without my clothes on.
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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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a 72 year old mystery solved
7 February 2010 | by astralknightSee all my reviews

I just thought I should share this amazing story with everyone. In 1938 or so... my mother happened upon the set of this movie and thought it was a ghost town... they used to go back to Sonora area (columbia) and try to find it (the set) and even look 'old timers' to interview, trying to find this ghost town. Well,,, the only thing they knew was that the schools name was 'Thunderhead Mountain School' ... Thanks to one of the reviews here, a search returned the name of that school and I was able to find the date (1938) and the location of its filming (Sonora area). A 72 year old mystery was solved... my mother was only 12 when they found that movie set.... now shes 83... She was so excited to here that the mystery was finally solved... thanks to one of your reviews mentioning the school in this movie... thanks again AK


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