Based on a collection of stories with the focus on young John Humperkink "Dink" Stover, a student at the Lawrenceville Prepatory School, in 1896, whose family, in Eastcester, New York, have just about given up on his education because he is an incorrigible student. He gets into one situation after another and incurs the dislike of his classmates, who think he is cowardly but he changes their opinion when he challenges several of them to a fight. When he returns home for the summer, he meets Miss Dolly Travers and increases his 'hatred of women' because she does not accept his schoolboy pranks. Back at school, in the fall, he is more difficult than ever until his philosophy is changed by a teacher.

  1. Harry Ruskin


  2. William A. Wellman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dean Stockwell

    Dean Stockwell

    John Humperdink 'Dink' Stover

  2. Darryl Hickman

    Darryl Hickman

    George 'Tough' McCarty

  3. Scotty Beckett

    Scotty Beckett

    'Tennessee' Shad

  4. Leon Ames

    Leon Ames

    Sr. Samuel H. Stover

  5. Margalo Gillmore

    Margalo Gillmore

    Maude Stover

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The Happy Years


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  • July 7, 1950


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

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