Junior Army

Junior Army is a 1942 American film directed by Lew Landers, starring Freddie Bartholomew,[1] Billy Halop, and Huntz Hall, and released by Columbia Pictures.[2]

Junior Army
Directed byLew Landers
Produced byColbert Clark
Written byPaul Gangelin
StarringFreddie Bartholomew
Billy Halop
Huntz Hall
CinematographyCharles Edgar Schoenbaum
Edited byMel Thorsen
Release date
  • November 26, 1942 (1942-11-26) (US)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


An English refugee, Freddie Hewlett, saves Jimmie Fletcher's life during an altercation with gang leader Bushy Thomas. He then proceeds to try and make a reformed man out of him.


Cultural impact

The film is one of the earliest attempts to portray juveniles in a positive light during World War II.[3]


  1. Joseph Fusco (December 2012). Beyond Dead End: The Solo Careers of The Dead End Kids. BearManor Media. pp. 37–. GGKEY:4SP2GEDC3BD.
  2. http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/80014/Junior-Army/
  3. Michael S. Shull (27 July 2006). Hollywood War Films, 1937_ÑÐ1945: An Exhaustive Filmography of American Feature-Length Motion Pictures Relating to World War II. McFarland. pp. 270–. ISBN 978-1-4766-2178-4.
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