A Yank at Eton (1942)

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During World War II, an American boy named Timothy Dennis is unwillingly sent to Eton College in the UK where he is frequently confused by the many differences between the two cultures.




  • Mickey Rooney and Juanita Quigley in A Yank at Eton (1942)
  • A Yank at Eton (1942)
  • Mickey Rooney and Tina Thayer in A Yank at Eton (1942)
  • A Yank at Eton (1942)
  • Mickey Rooney and Peter Lawford in A Yank at Eton (1942)
  • Freddie Bartholomew, Mickey Rooney, Harry Cording, and Alan Napier in A Yank at Eton (1942)

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16 February 2005 | alfiefamily
| Strictly for fans of Mickey Rooney
By some strange coincidence I caught this movie on the same day that I saw "Lord Jeff"(1938), from M-G-M. I note this because it had some of the same cast (Mickey Rooney, Freddie Bartholomew, Peter Lawford). However, in 1938 Bartholomew was the lead and received top billing. Only four years later, Rooney was the top rated star in Hollywood, and Bartholemew had only a couple of movies left, before M-G-M cut him loose.

The stories come from basically the same formula, as well. Both involve boys who are put into a new location, both feel they are better than the others around them, both are shunned by their peers, only to win them over in the final reel. Both are also extremely predictable.

This film (the better of the two), will appeal to Rooney fans, and is a decent way to spend an hour and a half. Not a classic.

6 out of 10

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