Laddie (1940 film)

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Directed by Jack Hively
Produced by Cliff Reid
Screenplay by Jerome Cady
Bert Granet
Based on the novel 
by Gene Stratton-Porter
Starring Tim Holt
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography Harry J. Wild
Edited by George Hively
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release dates
October 18, 1940[1]
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Laddie is a 1940 American film directed by Jack Hively with Tim Holt in the title role.

It was based on the novel by Gene Stratton-Porter which had been filmed by RKO previously in 1935.[2]


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.[3]



  1. ^ "Laddie: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p153.
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