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The 8 Jan 1921 Motion Picture News announced that director Marshall Neilan, production manager Howard Hawks, and cameraman David Kesson would film "a number of scenes" while traveling on business to New York City. Neilan filmed the "last scenes for Penrod this week," according to the 10 Dec 1921 Motion Picture News. The magazine named "Baby" Betty Montgomery as one of the child stars, but she was not credited in the ... More Less

The 8 Jan 1921 Motion Picture News announced that director Marshall Neilan, production manager Howard Hawks, and cameraman David Kesson would film "a number of scenes" while traveling on business to New York City. Neilan filmed the "last scenes for Penrod this week," according to the 10 Dec 1921 Motion Picture News. The magazine named "Baby" Betty Montgomery as one of the child stars, but she was not credited in the cast. More Less

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DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
8 Jan 1921
p. 569.
Motion Picture News
10 Dec 1921
p. 3577.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Prod mgr
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Cam
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Penrod by Booth Tarkington, Booth Tarkington (New York, 1914) Penrod, a Comedy in Four Acts .
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 February 1922
Premiere Information:
Chicago premiere: ca29 January 1922
Production Date:
ended mid-December 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Marshall Neilan Productions
Copyright Date:
30 January 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17530
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,037
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Penrod Schofield, who has a reputation as a troublemaker, is the president of the American Boys' Protective Association, which meets each week to report the wrongs inflicted by parents, unkind neighbors, and thoughtless policemen. During a hectic summer Penrod breaks up an amateur theatrical production and scandalizes a dancing class by his antics during a cotillion. Rupe Collins, the town tough boy, bullies the gang until he runs afoul of Herman and Verman, two colored children who get rid of Rupe with the use of scythes and lawnmowers in a hair-raising manner. The ire of leading citizens is aroused by the gang's mischief, but when the boys capture two notorious bandits, the threats turn into praise and Penrod becomes the hero of his adored Marjorie ... +


Penrod Schofield, who has a reputation as a troublemaker, is the president of the American Boys' Protective Association, which meets each week to report the wrongs inflicted by parents, unkind neighbors, and thoughtless policemen. During a hectic summer Penrod breaks up an amateur theatrical production and scandalizes a dancing class by his antics during a cotillion. Rupe Collins, the town tough boy, bullies the gang until he runs afoul of Herman and Verman, two colored children who get rid of Rupe with the use of scythes and lawnmowers in a hair-raising manner. The ire of leading citizens is aroused by the gang's mischief, but when the boys capture two notorious bandits, the threats turn into praise and Penrod becomes the hero of his adored Marjorie Jones. +

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