A Yank at Eton

A Yank at Eton

Director: Norman Taurog Cast: Mickey Rooney, Edmund Gwenn, Ian Hunter

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Overview

MGM's A Yank at Eton follows the same basic formula as the 1938 Robert Taylor starrer A Yank at Oxford, with a wartime angle thrown in. This time it's Mickey Rooney as the cocky young American who is shipped off to England to complete his education. Upon his arrival in the hallowed halls of Eton, Timothy Daniels (Rooney), bereft of common courtesy or a sense of tradition, wastes no time alienating the rest of the students. Eventually of course, Timothy knocks the chip off his own shoulder and becomes a model student and top athlete. Freddie Bartholomew, Rooney's costar in so many MGM classics of the 1940s, plays Timothy's upper-classman half-brother Peter Carlton, who applies a little "tough love" to bring our headstrong hero into line; also seen as the school bully is new MGM contractee Peter Lawford, who in 1938 had made his American film debut in the Rooney-Bartholomew starrer Lord Jeff.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/10/2012
UPC: 0883316482957
Original Release: 1942
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 38,683

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rooney Timothy Dennis
Edmund Gwenn Justin
Ian Hunter Roger Carlton
Freddie Bartholomew Peter Carlton
Marta Linden Winifred Dennis Carlton
Juanita Quigley Jane Dennis
Alan Mowbray Mr. Duncan
Peter Lawford Ronnie Kenvill
Tina Thayer Flossie Sampson
Minna Phillips M'Dame
Alan Napier Restaurateur
Terry Kilburn Hilspeth
Raymond Severn Actor
Billy Bevan Tour Guide
Harry Cording Bartender
Aubrey Mather Butler
Minna Phillips Severn Earl of Inky Weeld

Technical Credits
Norman Taurog Director
Albert Akst Editor
John W. Considine Producer
Karl W. Freund Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Lionel Houser Screenwriter
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Charles Lawton Cinematographer
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
George Oppenheimer Original Story,Screenwriter
Tom Phipps Screenwriter
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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