Penrod and Sam (1937 film)

Penrod and Sam is a 1937 drama film directed by William C. McGann and written by Lillie Hayward and Hugh Cummings.[1] It was the third screen version of American writer Booth Tarkington's novel Penrod and Sam. The film stars Billy Mauch, Frank Craven, Spring Byington, Craig Reynolds, Harry Watson and Jackie Morrow. The film was released by Warner Bros. on February 28, 1937.[2][3]

Penrod and Sam
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam C. McGann
Produced byBryan Foy
Screenplay byLillie Hayward
Hugh Cummings
StarringBilly Mauch
Frank Craven
Spring Byington
Craig Reynolds
Harry Watson
Jackie Morrow
Music byHoward Jackson
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
Edited byThomas Pratt
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • February 28, 1937 (1937-02-28)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States


Penrod Schofield and his gang are the Jr. G Men, a secret club where all members are sworn to uphold the law and turn in crooks. When the mother of the youngest member is killed by bank robbers, the boys go into action.



  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993: Penrod and Sam
  2. ^ "Penrod-and-Sam - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  3. ^ "Penrod and Sam (1937) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-08-29.

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