White Banners (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

White Banners (1938)





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This film stars Claude Rains as a chemistry professor who invents an icebox that requires no ice. The invention is stolen, throwing Rains and his faithful assistant Jackie Cooper into a deep depression. Through the influence of Rains' cheery housekeeper, Rains and Cooper create an even more advanced refrigeration device.


Fay Bainter
as Hannah Parmalee
Claude Rains
as Paul Ward
Jackie Cooper
as Peter Trimble
Bonita Granville
as Sally Ward
Henry O'Neill
as Sam Trimble
Kay Johnson
as Marcia Ward
James Stephenson
as Thomas Bradford
William Pawley
as Joe Ellis
John Ridgely
as Charles Ellis
Mary Field
as Hester
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Critic Reviews for White Banners

All Critics (3)

It takes a good deal of explanation to cover this situation, but it is worked out smoothly, and eventually everything comes out sunny side up.

October 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Exemplifies its own themes of honest diligence and warm-hearted communalism, making it much more memorable than some grander, fussier productions of the same period.

November 13, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Good acting goes a long way in covering up many of the film's plot holes.

March 4, 2003 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for White Banners


Hokey old drama elevated by the exceptionally strong lead performance of Fay Bainter who even manages to outshine Claude Rains.

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