Penrod and His Twin Brother


1h 3m 1938
Penrod and His Twin Brother

Brief Synopsis

A young boy's lookalike lands him in hot water.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Crime
Release Date
Feb 26, 1938
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Penrod by Booth Tarkington (New York, 1914) and his novel Penrod and Sam (New York, 1916).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,652ft

Synopsis

Penrod Schofield's dog Duke is so troublesome that Mr. Schofield orders Penrod to keep him tied up. Penrod tries to cooperate, but Duke gets loose, and a short time later, a dog that closely resembles Duke bites Rodney Bitts, and Duke is blamed. Penrod is brought to the police station and given a lecture, while Duke is put in the pound. Vermin, Penrod's friend, rescues Duke, but while Penrod's gang, the junior G-men, plan to get Duke out of town, Rodney appears. To keep Rodney out of the way, the boys send him across town to release a racing pigeon. On the way, Rodney witnesses a bank robbery during which an employee is murdered, and he is kidnapped by the criminals. Meanwhile, the police find Duke and take him back to the pound. Duke escapes along the way and follows the kidnappers. By accident, the gang discovers that Penrod has a double, Danny Dugan, who owns a dog that resembles Duke. Determining that it is Danny's dog who has been biting people, they convince Danny to clear Penrod's and Duke's name. Rodney manages to release the pigeon from the place where he is being held. The boys receive the message, and with the help of Danny and the police, they rescue Rodney from the gangsters. Duke is given a medal for his efforts.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Crime
Release Date
Feb 26, 1938
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Penrod by Booth Tarkington (New York, 1914) and his novel Penrod and Sam (New York, 1916).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,652ft

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Notes

This was the last film in Warner Bros.' "Penrod" series. For information on other films featuring Booth Tarkington's character, see the above entry for the 1931 film, Penrod and Sam, and consult the Series Index.