Hoosier Schoolboy

Hoosier Schoolboy

A new schoolmarm (Anne Nagel) sticks up for the town drunk's scrappy son (Mickey Rooney).

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Hoosier Schoolboy


Drama68 Mins1937

In the town of Ainsley, Ind., troubled schoolboy Shockey (Mickey Rooney) lives on the wrong side of the tracks with his father, Fred Carter (Edward Pawley), a war veteran who has recently started drinking. The arrival of kindly schoolteacher Mary Evans (Anne Nagel) helps lift Shockey and his father out of their hardscrabble existence. But rising tensions between townsfolk and dairy owner John Matthews (William Gould) threaten to derail Fred's rehabilitation.


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