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Stolen Paradise

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Director  Louis J. Gasnier
Genres  Drama, Exploitation film
Language  English
3.2/10 IMDb

Distributed by  Monogram Pictures
Duration  
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Release date  December 1940 (1940-12)
Writer  Robert Spafford (screenplay), Arthur Hoerl (screenplay), Lawrence Meade (story)
Related Louis J. Gasnier movies  Gambling Ship (1933), Reefer Madness (1936), The Exploits of Elaine (1914)

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Stolen Paradise also released as Adolescence is a 1940 youth film directed by Louis J. Gasnier and filmed in and around Coral Gables, Florida. Eleanor Hunt was married to producer George A. Hirliman.

Plot

Eighteen-year-old Richard Gordon is a student at St Francis boarding school and is looking forward to eventually being ordained a Roman Catholic priest. His mentor Father O'Malley summons him with news that his father is remarrying (Richard's mother had died years ago) and wishes Richard to return home and study in a prestigious university. Richard is not keen on leaving St. Francis but Fr. O'Malley advises him that he should see a bit of life before making his decision to enter the clergy.

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Dick eventually falls in love with his stepsister who is ten years older than he is. In the meantime he falls in with a fast crowd at his university and World War II is on the horizon....

Cast

  • Leon Janney ... Richard 'Dick' Gordon
  • Eleanor Hunt ... Patricia Morrow
  • Esther Muir ... Mrs. Ellen Gordon
  • Wilma Francis ... Jerry Dean
  • Doris Blaine ... Mary Hodge
  • Herbert Fisher ... Father O'Malley
  • Roy Tracy ... Tom Trowbridge
  • Fred Nielsey ... Robert Gordon
  • Mamie Smith ... Martha
  • Charles Shaw ... Larry Hodge
  • Billy Vines ... Salesman on Train
  • Gilda Lynch ... Janet
  • References

    Stolen Paradise Wikipedia
    Stolen Paradise IMDb


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