High School (1940 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||George Nicholls, Jr.|
|Produced by||Sol M. Wurtzel|
|Screenplay by||Jack Jungmeyer|
Joe Brown Jr.
Claire Du Brey
|Music by||Gene Rose|
|Cinematography||Lucien N. Andriot|
|Edited by||Harry Reynolds|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
High School is a 1940 American drama film directed by George Nicholls, Jr. and written by Jack Jungmeyer, Edith Skouras and Harold Tarshis. The film stars Jane Withers, Joe Brown Jr., Paul Harvey, Lloyd Corrigan, Lynne Roberts, Cliff Edwards and Claire Du Brey. The film was released on January 26, 1940, by 20th Century Fox.
Growing up on her widower dad's ranch, Jane Wallace has become a big-mouthed tomboy. James Wallace decides to send her off to San Antonio to a school run by his brother, Henry.
Jane and her pal Jeff Jefferson show up with high hopes, but her arrogance is off-putting to other students, particularly co-ed Cuddles Dixon, who schemes to make Jane look bad. Jane also gets blamed for campus football hero Slats Roberts flunking a test and becoming ineligible for the big game.
Jane's thinking about going home when Slats' sister befriends her. Jane tutors her brother and also helps her woo handsome Tommy Lee, a boy Cuddles has been pursuing. Slats pass the test and Jane's popularity soars.
- Jane Withers as Jane Wallace
- Joe Brown Jr. as Slats Roberts
- Paul Harvey as James Wallace
- Lloyd Corrigan as Dr. Henry Wallace
- Cliff Edwards as Jeff Jefferson
- Claire Du Brey as Miss Huggins
- Lillian Porter as Cuddles
- Lynne Roberts as Carol Roberts
- John Kellogg as Tommy Lee
- Margaret Brayton as Miss Witherspoon
- Marvin Stephens as Bill
- Johnnie Pirrone Jr. as Terry
- Mary McCarty as Mary
- Emma Dunn as Mrs. O'Neill
- Joan Leslie as Patsy
- Betty Brian as One of the Brian Sisters
- Gwen Brian as One of the Brian Sisters
- Doris Brian as One of the Brian Sisters
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