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Director  Jack Hively
Music director  Roy Webb
Duration  
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Story by  Gene Stratton-Porter
Country  United States
Laddie (1940 film) movie poster
Release date  October 18, 1940
Based on  the novel  by Gene Stratton-Porter
Writer  Gene Stratton-Porter (novel), Jerome Cady, Bert Granet
Cast  Tim Holt (Laddie Stanton), Virginia Gilmore (Pamela Pryor), Joan Carroll (Sister Stanton), Spring Byington (Mrs. Stanton), Robert Barrat (Mr. John Stanton), Miles Mander (Mr. Charles Pryor)
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Laddie is a 1940 American film directed by Jack Hively with Tim Holt in the title role.

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It was based on Gene Stratton-Porter's novel, Laddie, A True Blue Story (1913), and previously had been filmed by RKO Pictures in 1935.

Plot

Farmer son Laddie Stanton falls in love with the daughter of the man who just bought the land next door, Pamela Pryor. Her father is a vicious old Englishman, and isn't at all happy with the prospect of having Laddie as a son-in-law.

Pamela tries to make Laddie get another profession, to please her father and be able to continue their relation. Laddie is very upset and regards Pamela's plead as disrespectful. Laddie's sister, Sister, decides to help the. couple out.

Later, Mr. Pryor's dishonored son Robert, arrives on a visit. The Stanton family takes him in when his father doesn't, and Sister starts scheming how to use this to their advantage. When she tells Mr. Pryor that his son is staying with them, the old man is furious and goes to visit the family. He learns that Robert is ill and therefore was discharged from the British Army. Understanding that he was wrong about his son, Mr. Pryor forgives him and also warms to Laddie.

Pamela then apologizes to Laddie for trying to change him and they are reconciled.

Cast

  • Tim Holt as Laddie Stanton
  • Virginia Gilmore as Pamela Pryor
  • Joan Carroll as Sister Stanton
  • Spring Byington as Mrs. Stanton
  • Robert Barrat as Mr. John Stanton
  • Miles Mander as Mr. Pryor
  • Esther Dale as Sarah, the Housekeeper
  • Sammy McKim as Leon Stanton
  • Joan Leslie as Shelley Stanton
  • Martha O'Driscoll as Sally Stanton
  • Rand Brooks as Peter Dover
  • Mary Forbes as Mrs. Anna Pryor
  • Peter Cushing as Robert Pryor
  • Production

    The title character of Laddie is modeled after Stratton-Porter's deceased older brother, Leander, to whom she gave the nickname of Laddie. Stratton-Porter's brother drowned in the Wabash River on July 6, 1872, when he was a teenager. As in Stratton-Porter's own family, Laddie is connected with the land and identifies with Stratton-Porter's father's vocation of farming. The novel on which the film is based was published in 1913.

    Virginia Gilmore was borrowed from Sam Goldwyn. Filming started 1 June 1940.

    References

    Laddie (1940 film) Wikipedia
    Laddie (1940 film) IMDb Laddie (1940 film) themoviedb.org


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