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Johnny Trouble (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 24 September 1957 (USA)
Katherine Chandler lives in an apartment house that has been purchased by the local college for a boy's dormitory. She refuses to vacate, certain that her son, who was a wild boy and ... See full summary »

Director:

John H. Auer

Writers:

Ben Ames Williams (story "Prodigal's Mother"), Charles O'Neil (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethel Barrymore ... Katherine Chandler AKA Nana
Cecil Kellaway ... Tom McKay
Stuart Whitman ... Johnny Chandler
Carolyn Jones ... Julie Horton
Jesse White ... Parsons
Rand Harper Rand Harper ... Phil Wilson
Paul Wallace ... Paul Parker
Edd Byrnes ... Elliott (as Edward Byrnes)
Edward Castagna Edward Castagna ... Giuseppe (Tex) Costanza
Nino Tempo Nino Tempo ... Charlie Horne
James Bridges ... Ike (as Jim Bridges)
Paul Lukather ... Bill
James Bell ... Reverend Harrington
Samuel Colt Samuel Colt ... Mr. Reichow
Kip King ... Kip King
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Storyline

Katherine Chandler lives in an apartment house that has been purchased by the local college for a boy's dormitory. She refuses to vacate, certain that her son, who was a wild boy and disappeared after being expelled from the school twenty-sever years ago, will return. The college lets her remain as an unofficial dorm-mother to the students who treat her as their collective grandmother. She becomes convinced that one of the wild students, Johnny, is her grandson since he bears the same name as her lost son. Her attentions reform him, and he is persuaded to marry his pregnant girlfriend, Julie Horton. Katherine awaits the arrival of Johnny's parents, certain that his father is her missing son. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Her Love Made It So...There Was No Such Thing As A Bad Boy (original poster)

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny la Bagarre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Clarion See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Warner Brothers distributed this on a double bill with The Helen Morgan Story (1957). See more »

Goofs

When Johnny (Stuart Whitman) is telling his story about killing his friend. He states "I'll tell you a bedtime story of a brave Marine who killed a man. His best friend. Oh I was a good soldier." A Marine would never ever refer to himself as a soldier. They are Marines. And they always call themselves, their friends and anyone else who's ever been in the Corps -MARINES!. Never soldiers. See more »

Connections

Remake of Someone to Remember (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Johnny Trouble
Written by Peggy Lee
Performed by Eddie Robertson
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Inferior remake of "Someone to Remember" (1943)
27 May 2001 | by sdiner82See all my reviews

Sentimental tale of an elderly woman awaiting a reunion with her long-lost "bad" son. Sadly, this was Ethel Barrymore's last film. And, again, sadly, the plot (based on Ben Ames Williams' short story) was handled exquisitely in the forgotten 1943 version entitled "Someone to Remember". This uninspired re-make has its moments, and Barrymore is, as always, splendid, but Stuart Whitman and the supporting cast can't hold a candle to the definitive, original movie. Seek out "Someone to Remember" and let this weak re-do be forgotten.


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