Penrod and Sam

Penrod and Sam

Billy Mauch
Director: William McGann Cast: Billy Mauch
Billy Mauch
, Frank Craven
Frank Craven
, Spring Byington
Spring Byington
William McGann

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Penrod and Sam was the third (and least faithful) screen version of the same-named Booth Tarkington novel. Billy Mauch, the more talented of the Mauch twins, stars as troublesome pre-teen Penrod, up to his usual mischief with his usual gang (including former "Our Gang" members George Billings and Jerry Tucker). Most of the original story is thrown out the window in favor of an up-to-date "gangster" angle, with Penrod vowing to round up a gang of bank robbers after his young pal Verman (Phillip Hurlic) is orphaned during a shoot-out. Having gleaned their expertise from "G-Man" movies and detective novels, Penrod's gang manages to capture the crooks, who have conveniently taken refuge in the kids' clubhouse. Penrod and Sam did well enough to engender two sequels, Penrod and His Twin Brother and Penrod's Double Trouble, both of which teamed Billy Mauch with his look-alike sibling Bobby.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/10/2012
UPC: 0883316483022
Original Release: 1937
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:04:00
Sales rank: 59,209

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billy Mauch Penrod Schofield
Frank Craven Mr. Schofield
Spring Byington Mrs. Schofield
Craig Reynolds Roy "Dude" Hanson
Harry Watson Sam
Jackie Morrow Rodney Bitts
Philip Hurlic Verman
Charles Halton Mr. Bitts
Bernice Pilot Delia
Kenneth Harlan Gman
Alan Davis Lefty
Si Wills Suds
Billy Lechner Wienie
Jerry Madden Slats Fogarty
Robert E. Homans Sheriff
Mildred Gover Mrs. Diggs
Georgie Billings member of Penrod's Gang
Jerry Tucker member of Penrod's Gang
Jack Cunningham memeber of Penrod's Gang
Don Hulbert member of Penrod's Gang
John Pirrone Members of Penrod's Gang

Technical Credits
William McGann Director
Hugh Cummings Screenwriter
Bryan Foy Producer
Lillie Hayward Screenwriter
Lewis William O'Connell Cinematographer
Thomas Pratt Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Penrod and Sam
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [3:53]

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