Barefoot Boy

Barefoot Boy


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Barefoot Boy

Barefoot Boy is a throwback to the sort of bucolic family fare in which Monogram Pictures specialized in the early 1930s. Loosely inspired by the John Greenleaf Whittier poem of the same name, the film stars Jackie Moran as Billy Whittaker, a country lad whose idyllic lifestyle is thrown into confusion upon the arrival of arrogant reform-school graduate Kenneth Hale (Bradley Metcalf). Not only does Kenneth tear down everything that Billy holds dear, but he also has the audacity to make a play for Billy's sweetheart Pige Blaine (Marcia Mae Jones). Eventually Kenneth reforms his ways and becomes a "regular guy," but not without a bit of bare-knuckle persuasion from Billy and a brief escapade involving a gang of out-of-town bond swindlers. The film was directed by Karl Brown, a former cinematographer with an unerring eye for gorgeous exterior shots.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827263226
Original Release: 1938
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 66,827

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jackie Moran Billy Whittaker
Marcia Mae Jones Pige Blaine
Claire Windsor Valerie Hale
Charles D. Brown Calvin Whittaker
Helen MacKellar Martha Whittaker
Frank Puglia Hank
Matty Fain Blake
Marilyn Knowlden Julia Blaine
Henry Roquemore Ben Blaine
Roger Gray Pop
Earl Hodgins Sheriff
Johnnie Morris Jeff Blaine
Bradley Metcalfe Kenneth Hale
Ralph Morgan John Hale

Technical Credits
Karl Brown Director
E.B. Derr Producer
John T. Neville Screenwriter
Finn Ulback Editor
Gilbert Warrenton Cinematographer

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