Added by on 2014-10-06


Action (1938) 63 minutes ~ Black & White


Other than using the same title this film has no connection to nor is there any film credit linking it to the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. In this film, Kenneth Hale, a pampered, snobbish young boy is sent by his father, John Hale, who has served time in prison for a crime he did not commit, down to the country farm of an old friend, Calvin Whittaker. The barefooted, honest and plucky Billy Whittaker, his girlfriend, Pige Bennett, and punky Kenneth get involved with a “haunted” house and a gang of crooks, while Billy helps make a “better man” out of Kenneth.

Director: Karl Brown

Writers: John T. Neville (original story and screenplay), John Greenleaf Whittier (poem)

Stars: Jackie Moran, Marcia Mae Jones and Bradley Metcalfe




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