Laddie (1940 film)
|Directed by||Jack Hively|
|Produced by||Cliff Reid|
|Screenplay by||Jerome Cady
|Based on||the novel
by Gene Stratton-Porter
|Music by||Roy Webb|
|Cinematography||Harry J. Wild|
|Edited by||George Hively|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|October 18, 1940|
It was based on the novel by Gene Stratton-Porter which had been filmed by RKO previously in 1935.
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.
- 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
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