Dangerous Holiday


57m 1937

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 7, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
57m
Film Length
5,265ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

After the stepmother and two aunts of ten-year-old violin prodigy Ronald Kimball settle their lawsuit regarding his custody, they agree that he can go to Hollywood to make a film provided that the studio allows him time for his lucrative radio broadcasts and recordings. After the guardians forbid Ronnie to play football with the studio "Wee Kids Company," drain the swimming pool and order him to practice the violin, he locks his instructor in a closet and escapes out a window. The instructor thinks that Ronnie has been kidnapped, and subsequent radio reports say that the Gollenger gang is suspected. Meanwhile, Ronnie makes friends with a dog, goes swimming and acquires the nickname "Scrapper" after hitting a bully. Ronnie next meets Duke, the likable bagman for the Gollenger gang, who tells Ronnie he is a G-man, and he helps Duke fix a flat tire. While they drive to Pinecrest Lodge, where Duke is to bring a satchel of money to the gang, radio reports about Ronnie convince Duke that the kid is "hot" and they part. Ronnie finds Duke's wallet, and when Duke hits railroad president Benjamin P. Robbins' car, he pays for the damage with money from the satchel. Ronnie rides with a policeman to Pinecrest, where he makes friends with Tom Cotter and his sweetheart Jean, Robbins' daughter. Meanwhile, Robbins' chauffeur is arrested for using the money he received from Duke. At the lodge, Ronnie calls home, and although one of the gang members hangs up the phone, the call is traced. Police and Ronnie's guardians fly to Pinecrest and arrive with men investigating the chauffeur's bill, which is from a Chicago registered mail robbery. During a fight, Duke, who tries to protect Ronnie, is shot. Ronnie then shoots Gollenger in the hand with a slingshot, and Robbins and Tom join in. After the gang is captured, Ronnie cries as Duke is carried out. The guardians then promise Ronnie that the pool will be filled and that he can play with the studio kids.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 7, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
57m
Film Length
5,265ft (6 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Although Raoul Kraushaar is credited on screen with musical supervision, Albert Colombo was credited in a credit list from the studio and in Motion Picture Herald. According to a Hollywood Reporter pre-production news item, Ranny Weeks and Lynne Shipman were originally cast for the romantic leads. Some reviewers noted Ra Hould's resemblance to child star Freddie Bartholomew. Variety commented, "Sole atom of interest in the pic is young Hould's similarity in looks, manner and voice to Freddie Bartholomew. Voice resemblance is too strong for coincidence. Likeness May bring Hould attention for a time but will probably react against his chances in the end."