Seventeen (1940 film)

Seventeen is a 1940 American comedy film based upon the novel of the same name by Booth Tarkington and the subsequent play written by Stannard Mears, Hugh Stanislaus Stange and Stuart Walker. Directed by Louis King, the film stars Jackie Cooper, Betty Field, Otto Kruger, Ann Shoemaker, Norma Gene Nelson and Betty Moran. It was released on March 1, 1940, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

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Directed byLouis King
Produced byStuart Walker
Screenplay byAgnes Christine Johnston
Stuart Palmer
Based onSeventeen
by Booth Tarkington
StarringJackie Cooper
Betty Field
Otto Kruger
Ann Shoemaker
Norma Gene Nelson
Betty Moran
Music byCharles Bradshaw
John Leipold
CinematographyVictor Milner
Edited byArthur P. Schmidt
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 1, 1940 (1940-03-01)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States




  1. "Seventeen (1940) - Overview". 1940-02-14. Retrieved 2015-08-08.
  2. Nugent, Frank S. (1940-02-29). "Movie Review - Seventeen - THE SCREEN; Tarkington's 'Seventeen,' or Something Close to It, Is the Slight New Comedy at the Paramount". Retrieved 2015-08-08.
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