Penrod and Sam (1931 film)

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Penrod and Sam
Directed by William Beaudine
Written by Booth Tarkington (novel)
Waldemar Young
Starring Leon Janney
Frank Coghlan Jr.
Billy Lord
Cinematography Roy Overbaugh
Edited by LeRoy Stone
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Release date
October 3, 1931
Running time
71 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Penrod and Sam is a 1931 American pre-Code comedy film directed by William Beaudine and starring Leon Janney and Frank Coghlan Jr. It is an adaptation of the novel Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington. Beaudine had previously directed a 1923 silent version Penrod and Sam, and was invited to remake his earlier success.[1]



  1. ^ Marshall, p. 139


  • Marshall, Wendy L. William Beaudine: From Silents to Television. Scarecrow Press, 2005.

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