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Penrod and His Twin Brother (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 26 February 1938 (USA)
Penrod Schofield's mischievous dog, Duke, is falsely accused of biting Penrod's spoiled friend, Rodney. The real culprit is Snook, a dog belonging to Danny, the new kid in town who just ... See full synopsis »

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William C. McGann (as William McGann)

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William Jacobs (screen play), Hugh Cummings (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Mauch ... Penrod
Robert J. Mauch Robert J. Mauch ... Danny (as Bobby Mauch)
Frank Craven ... Mr. Schofield
Spring Byington ... Mrs. Schofield
Charles Halton ... Mr. Bitts
Claudia Coleman ... Mrs. Bitts
Jackie Morrow Jackie Morrow ... Rodney Bitts
Philip Hurlic Philip Hurlic ... Vermin
Benny Bartlett ... Chuck (as Bennie Bartlett)
Bernice Pilot Bernice Pilot ... Delia
Johnnie Pirrone Jr. Johnnie Pirrone Jr. ... Sam (as John Pirrone)
Billy Lechner Billy Lechner ... Donald
Charley Foy ... Kraemer
Charles Jordan Charles Jordan ... Shorty
Jay Adler ... Johnson
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Penrod Schofield's mischievous dog, Duke, is falsely accused of biting Penrod's spoiled friend, Rodney. The real culprit is Snook, a dog belonging to Danny, the new kid in town who just coincidentally looks exactly like Penrod. Penrod and his gang of "junior G-men" want to hide Duke with a friend in a neighboring town, so they send Rodney on a wild goose chase with a messenger pigeon to get him out of the way. Duke is taken by the police before the gang can get him to the train station but escapes, and Rodney is captured by a real life "most wanted" gang for witnessing a payroll robbery. Penrod and his gang meet Danny and realize why Duke was blamed for the dog bite. When they go to the police to explain they learn of Rodney's predicament. They receive a clue from Rodney via messenger pigeon but are unable to convince the police, so they (including Danny) go to find Rodney themselves. Duke has managed to follow Rodney to the robber's hideout and gives away their location. The "junior ...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

26 February 1938 (USA) See more »

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Detetives do Barulho See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Several people are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): John Harron (Charley), John Hiestand (Radio Annauncer), Nina Campana (Slovenly Woman), Cliff Saum (Police Officer) and Paul Panzer. See more »

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(at around 1 min) Vermin (Philip Hurlic) runs and dives into the pond. He appears to be wearing light-colored trunks or possibly even no trunks at all. When he reaches the raft and pulls himself up, he is definitely wearing black trunks. See more »

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Follows Penrod (1922) See more »

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
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Traditional nursery song
Variations in the score throughout
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The Mauch Twins Are Two Cute
21 March 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Sixteen-year-old Billy Mauch (as Penrod Schofield) is having trouble with his dog Duke. The cute mutt is chewing holes in shoes, and tracking mud through the house. Worst of all, Duke is the main suspect when neighborhood trouble-maker Jackie Morrow (as Rodney Bitts) gets dog-bitten. Young Mr. Mauch thinks mother Spring Byington (as Laura) and father Frank Craven (as Frank) may put the dog to sleep. But, "Penrod" pal Philip Hurlic (as Verman Diggs) wants to spring the pooch from the pound.

Meanwhile, "Penrod" look-alike Bobby Mauch (as Danny Dugan) has arrived in town, with his Aunt Minnie and a Duke look-alike dog. When the boys go skinny-dipping, Bobby Mauch is mistaken for Billy. To make matters worse, gangsters have kidnapped Mr. Morrow… This second "Penrod" film benefits from the inclusion of both Billy and Bobby Mauch, who have a nice "mirror image" meeting. Most other scenes don't take advantage of either their appeal, or the "twin" situation. It's a cute kids movie.

***** Penrod and His Twin Brother (2/26/38) William McGann ~ Billy Mauch, Bobby Mauch, Frank Craven, Spring Byington


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