GenreDrama Running time1h 32m ScreenplayGeorge Bruce LanguageEnglish
Release date1946 WriterTommy Wadelton (story), George Bruce (screenplay) CastJackie 'Butch' Jenkins (Little Jim Tukker), James Craig (Capt. Big Jim Tukker), Frances Gifford (Jean Tukker), Luana Patten (Missey Choosey Glenson), Spring Byington (Mrs. Starwell) Similar moviesSelf/less, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Cemetery Junction, The Weather Man, Low Down, King of California
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Little Mister Jim is a 1946 film drama directed by Fred Zinnemann.
Army captain "Big Jim" Tukker has a young son, Little Jim, who runs away from home. Once found, the unhappy boy is cheered by the news that he will soon be getting a new baby brother or sister. But when his mother dies in childbirth, his father takes to drinking, neglecting him.
Others intervene on the boy's behalf, including Sui Jen, the family servant. Efforts to shake Big Jim out of his depression fail until Sui Jen begins teaching the child Chinese philosophy and faith, going so far as to dress him in Chinese apparel. The boy's father realizes he must take a more personal interest in parenting, then discovers, to his astonishment, that Sui Jen is actually an officer in the Chinese army.
James Craig as Capt. Tukker
Butch Jenkins as Little Jim
Frances Gifford as Jean
Laura La Plante as Mrs. Glenson
Spring Byington as Mrs. Starwell
Morris Ankrum as Mr. Starwell
Chingwah Lee as Sui Jen
Celia Travers as Miss Martin
Luana Patten as Missey
Parts of the film were shot in Fort Douglas, Utah.
According to MGM records the film was not a hit, earning $533,000 in the US and Canada and $254,000 elsewhere, making a loss to the studio of $640,000.