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A Yank at Eton (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Family | September 1942 (USA)
During World War II, an American boy named Timothy Dennis is unwillingly sent to Eton College in the UK where he is frequently confused by the many differences between the two cultures.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

George Oppenheimer (story), George Oppenheimer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... Timothy Dennis
Edmund Gwenn ... Headmaster Justin
Ian Hunter ... Roger Carlton
Freddie Bartholomew ... Peter Carlton
Marta Linden Marta Linden ... Winifred Dennis Carlton
Juanita Quigley ... Jane 'The Runt' Dennis
Alan Mowbray ... Mr. Duncan
Peter Lawford ... Ronnie Kenvil
Raymond Severn ... 'Inky' Weeld
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Storyline

During World War II, an American boy named Timothy Dennis is unwillingly sent to Eton College in the UK where he is frequently confused by the many differences between the two cultures.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventuras de un yanki See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Shoots the horse with a pistol and doesn't get a drop of blood on his tuxedo. See more »

Connections

Remake of A Yank at Oxford (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

The Eton Boating Song
(1863) (uncredited)
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
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Good Rooney Film
24 April 2006 | by robtdaySee all my reviews

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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