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Seventeen (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 1 March 1940 (USA)
Willy Baxter is now 17, which is practically 18, so he prefers "William". William is supposed to be studying for college entrance exams, but a sophisticated Chicago girl arrives in town. ... See full summary »

Director:

Louis King

Writers:

Agnes Christine Johnston (screenplay), Stuart Palmer (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Cooper ... William Sylvanus Baxter
Betty Field ... Lola Pratt
Otto Kruger ... Sylvanus Baxter
Ann Shoemaker ... Mary Baxter
Norma Gene Nelson ... Jane Baxter (as Norma Nelson)
Betty Moran ... May Parcher
Thomas W. Ross ... Edward P. Parcher (as Thomas Ross)
Peter Lind Hayes ... George Cooper (as Peter Hayes)
Buddy Pepper Buddy Pepper ... Johnnie Watson
Donald Haines Donald Haines ... Joe Bullitt
Richard Denning ... Jack
Paul E. Burns ... McGrill
Hal Clements ... Wally Banks
Edward Earle ... Headwaiter
Stanley Price ... Waiter
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Storyline

Willy Baxter is now 17, which is practically 18, so he prefers "William". William is supposed to be studying for college entrance exams, but a sophisticated Chicago girl arrives in town. She's the cat's meow with her singing, dancing, and big city catchphrases. "But definitely!" William doesn't have any money and his old jalopy won't impress anybody. His allowance is already up to $1 and his baby sister won't lend him any money from her piggy bank. But he needs a new car, and white tie, tails, and top hat so he can take the doll to the swank nightclub he's been told about. And she won't go anywhere without that dog of hers... Written by David Steele

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La edad feliz See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It's initial telecast took place in Chicago Sunday 4 January 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2); because of a lack of sponsor interest, it was only infrequently shown, but popped up in Grand Rapids 5 August 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), in Milwaukee 30 September 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Omaha 20 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), in Hartford 26 November 1959 on WTIC (Channel 3), and in San Francisco 31 December 1959 on KPIX (Channel 5). See more »

Quotes

William Sylvanus Baxter: I'm through with women.
Johnnie Watson: On the level?
William Sylvanus Baxter: On the level.
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Connections

Version of Seventeen (1916) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady's in Love with You
Words by Frank Loesser
Music by Burton Lane
Sung in part by Betty Field and later by Jackie Cooper
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