Everybody's Hobby


54m 1939

Brief Synopsis

A hobby-mad family makes their obsessions pay off.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Hobby Family
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
Aug 26, 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
54m
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

Tom Leslie, editor of a small-town newspaper, is faced with bowing to the policies of a new publisher or losing his job. To take her husband's mind off his predicament, Mrs. Leslie, who is a stamp collector, suggests that he return to his old hobby of photography. Meanwhile, their son Robert becomes so absorbed in his amateur radio set that he depletes his savings account and his studies suffer. In the midst of all this trouble, Mrs. Leslie persuades her husband to take a short vacation so that the publisher of his paper can reach an unhurried decision regarding Tom's future. Tom takes Robert with him to the mountains, where a friendly forest ranger asks them to watch for a pyromaniac who has been starting forest fires. The next day, a fire starts and soon threatens all the campers and farmers in the area. When the telephone lines fail, Robert saves the day with his shortwave radio, which the rangers use to summon help. Tom's hobby then proves valuable when his telephoto camera, which had been set to photograph a deer, reveals a picture of the pyromaniac. For his scoop, Tom is rewarded $2,000 and is reinstated as editor.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Hobby Family
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
Aug 26, 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
54m
Film Length
6 reels

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Trivia

Notes

The working title of this film was The Hobby Family. Editor Frank Magee's surname is misspelled "McGee" in the onscreen credits. According to a Hollywood Reporter production chart, Gabriel Dell and Georgia Caine were to have appeared in this picture and Gordon Hollingshead was to have produced, but their contribution to the final film has not been confirmed. News items in Hollywood Reporter note that William Clemens was originally to have directed this film until the studio assigned him to Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. Another news item in Hollywood Reporter adds that Jane Bryan was slated to play the role of "Evelyn Leslie", but her prior committment to The Old Maid prevented her appearnce in this film.