Penrod and Sam

Overview

Previously filmed in 1923, Booth Tarkington's nostalgic novel Penrod and Sam made its first talking-picture appearance in 1931 both versions were directed by William Beaudine. The title roles are essayed by two of the most talented and ubiquitous juvenile performers of the 1930s, Leon Janney and Junior Coughlan. As the organizers of a "secret" boys club, Penrod and Sam exclude the local "sissies" from membership, only to be forced to allow the obnoxious Rodney Bitts Nestor Aber to join when Rodney's father buys ...
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Overview

Previously filmed in 1923, Booth Tarkington's nostalgic novel Penrod and Sam made its first talking-picture appearance in 1931 both versions were directed by William Beaudine. The title roles are essayed by two of the most talented and ubiquitous juvenile performers of the 1930s, Leon Janney and Junior Coughlan. As the organizers of a "secret" boys club, Penrod and Sam exclude the local "sissies" from membership, only to be forced to allow the obnoxious Rodney Bitts Nestor Aber to join when Rodney's father buys the land where the club is based. Beyond the expected "Our Gang"-style antics and pranks, there is a moment of almost unbearable pathos when Penrod is told that his beloved dog has been run over by a car. Burying the pooch near his clubhouse, Penrod is shooed off the property by Rodney's father, whereupon Penrod's dad purchases the land himself -- a turn of events that delights Penrod and Sam, but does not bode well for poor Rodney! Penrod and Sam was remade in 1937 as a vehicle for twin child stars Billy and Bobby Mauch.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2013
  • UPC: 883316792148
  • Original Release: 1931
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 1:11:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,998

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leon Janney Penrod Schofield
Matt Moore Mr. Schofield
Dorothy Peterson Mrs. Schofield
Johnny Arthur Mr. Bassett
ZaSu Pitts Mrs. Bassett
Charles Sellon Mr. Bitts
Wade Boteler Mr. Williams
Elizabeth Patterson
Nestor Aber Rodney
James Robinson Herman
Betty Jane Graham Baby Rensdale
Frank Coghlan Jr. Sam Williams
Cameo the Dog
Billy Lord George
Margaret Marquis Marjorie
Technical Credits
William Beaudine Director
Roy Overbaugh Cinematographer
LeRoy Stone Editor
Booth Tarkington Original Story
Waldemar Young Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Penrod and Sam
1. Chapter 1 [3:04]
2. Chapter 2 [3:40]
3. Chapter 3 [2:08]
4. Chapter 4 [2:26]
5. Chapter 5 [3:00]
6. Chapter 6 [3:39]
7. Chapter 7 [3:04]
8. Chapter 8 [2:57]
9. Chapter 9 [2:43]
10. Chapter 10 [2:40]
11. Chapter 11 [3:40]
12. Chapter 12 [3:06]
13. Chapter 13 [3:17]
14. Chapter 14 [3:06]
15. Chapter 15 [2:55]
16. Chapter 16 [2:57]
17. Chapter 17 [2:52]
18. Chapter 18 [2:55]
19. Chapter 19 [3:10]
20. Chapter 20 [2:53]
21. Chapter 21 [3:05]
22. Chapter 22 [4:00]
23. Chapter 23 [3:21]
24. Chapter 24 [:33]
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