College-bound Andy (Mickey Rooney) blurts marriage proposals to his sweetheart Polly (Ann Rutherford) and her pert swimmer friend Sheila (Esther Williams). (Source: Turner Classic Movies + DirecTV guide)
To stop Pinkie's mother Dottie from marrying a man they know she does not love, Pinkie and her friend Buzz kidnap her in the family trailer to live a life on the open road without worries ... See full summary »
Edwin L. Marin
This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 11 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Wednesday 22 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), by San Francisco 14 June 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and by New York City 14 October 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
Shoots the horse with a pistol and doesn't get a drop of blood on his tuxedo. See more »
The Eton Boating Song
Music by Algernon Drummond
Lyrics by William Johnson
Sung by a chorus during the opening credits
Sung often by Eton students
Played often as background music See more »
I always thought Mickey Rooney could do it all and here he is very good as an American who gets uprooted to England. It's pretty funny to see how he contrasts his Americanness (slang etc.) with the stuffy British ways. The the girl who plays the visiting American snob is a little too much though. The best scenes are Rooneys when he is battling the school system though I was annoyed with him when he took the prize horse out of the stable -- you just knew something bad was going to happen. I also like Ian Hunter as his stepfather; His films are always good too. Freddie Batholomew showed why MGM had great child stars. A nice diversion.
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