High School (1940 film)

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.[1][2]

High School
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byGeorge Nicholls, Jr.
Produced bySol M. Wurtzel
Screenplay byJack Jungmeyer
Edith Skouras
Harold Tarshis
StarringJane Withers
Joe Brown Jr.
Paul Harvey
Lloyd Corrigan
Cliff Edwards
Claire Du Brey
Music byGene Rose
CinematographyLucien N. Andriot
Edited byHarry Reynolds
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • January 26, 1940 (1940-01-26)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States


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.



  1. ^ "High School (1940) - Overview". TCM.com. 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2015-09-24.
  2. ^ "High School". Afi.com. 1940-01-26. Retrieved 2015-09-24.

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