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Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942)





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Regarded by many aficionados as the best of the "Henry Aldrich" series, Henry Aldrich, Editor is a master blend of laughs and suspense. Appointed editor of his high school newspaper, hapless Henry (James Lydon) becomes intrigued by a series of mysterious fires. A mild, timid little fellow named Nero Smith (Francis Pierlot) shows up to tip off Henry as to the time and place of the next conflagration. Never suspecting that Nero is the pyromaniac who's been setting the blazes (the man's first name should have given it away from the get-go), Henry prints the story-and is immediately accused of being the firebug himself! The climax finds our hero trapped with his pal Dizzy (Charles Smith), his girl friend Martha (Rita Quigley) and the ubiquitous Nero Smith in the middle of a burning building-and it sure looks like he's not going to be able to extricate himself from his dilemma this time.


Jimmy Lydon
as Henry Aldrich
Charles Smith
as Dizzy Stevens
Rita Quigley
as Martha Daley
John Litel
as Mr. Aldrich
Olive Blakeney
as Mrs. Aldrich
Charles Halton
as Ellas Noonan
Vaughan Glaser
as Mr. Bradley
Maude Eburne
as Mrs. Norris
Francis Pierlot
as Nero Smith
Cliff Clark
as Fire chief
Oscar O'Shea
as Judge Saunders
Billy Wayne
as Stranger
Walter Fenner
as Mr. Johnson
Leon Belasco
as Leon Brink
Chester Clute
as Clerk in drug store
Fern Emmett
as Miss Bryant
William Halligan
as Norman Kenly
Matt McHugh
as Charlie
Ray Walker
as Jack Lewis
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Photography is fine, and so is the acting of leads and supporting players.

November 19, 2020 | Full Review…

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