Local Boy Makes Good (1931)

11/27/1931 (US) RomanceComedyMusic 1h 8m
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Napoleon of nonsense, Gulliver of glee, hijacker of the blues, king of komics, he-man of hilarity, foremost funster of them all.


John is a timid student who works at the University Book Store. He is studying to be a botanist and has a secret crush on the lovely Julia. One day, one of his letters gets accidentally mailed and Julia receives it. When the letter says that he is a fraternity man and a big track star, Julia rushes right over to see him. But John is neither and Spike, Julia's boyfriend, is a track star at a nearby College. John does not want to enter the track meet so Julia tries to use psychology on him. That and a good wrestling hold makes John timidly agree to enter the race, but Spike still scares him.

  1. Mervyn LeRoy


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  1. Joe E. Brown

    Joe E. Brown

    John Augustus Miller

  2. Dorothy Lee

    Dorothy Lee

    Julia Winters

  3. Ruth Hall

    Ruth Hall

    Marjorie Blake

  4. Edward Woods

    Edward Woods

    Spike Hoyt

  5. Edward Nugent

    Edward Nugent

    Wally Pierce

  6. Wade Boteler

    Wade Boteler


  7. John Harrington

    John Harrington

    Coach Jackson

  8. William Burgess

    William Burgess

    Colonel Small

  9. Curtis Benton

    Curtis Benton

    Announcer at Track Meet

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Local Boy Makes Good
Local Boy Makes Good

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Original Language English

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