Turf Boy

Turf Boy

Director: William Beaudine Cast: Buzz Henry, James Seay, Doris Day

DVD (B&W)

Overview

By PRC Studios standards, Mr. Celebrity is decidedly an "all-star" picture. The title character is a prize race horse, jointly owned by veterinarian Jim Kane (James Seay) and his orphaned nephew Danny Mason (Buzzy Henry). When not tending to ailing nags, Kane struggles to prevent Danny's snobbish grandparents (William Halligan and Laura Treadwell) from gaining custody of a boy. Naturally, Kane will be able to afford to officially adopt Danny himself, if only Mr. Celebrity wins that all-important Big Race. The film's highlight is the custody-hearing sequence, in which several human celebrities of yesteryear show up as witnesses: Silent film stars Clara Kimball Young and Francis X. Bushman, both of whom reminisce about their career highlights, and former boxing champion Jim Jeffries, who recalls his glory days of the 1890s. Incidentally, leading lady Doris Day is not the 1950s box-office champ of the same name.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/2010
UPC: 0089218597199
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Buzz Henry Danny Mason
James Seay Jim Kane
Doris Day Carol Carter
William Halligan Mr. Mason
Gavin Gordon Travers
John Berkes Johnny Martin
Jack Baxley Judge Culpepper
John Ince Joe Farrell
Frank S. Hagney Dugan
Jack Richardson Geraghty
Alfred Hall Scanlon
Robert "Buzzy" Henry Actor
Francis X. Bushman Actor
Ruth Clifford Actor
Henry Hastings Actor
James J. Jeffries Actor
Billy Mitchell Actor
Clara Kimball Young Actor

Technical Credits
William Beaudine Director
Robert O. Crandall Editor
Arthur Martineli Cinematographer
Martin E. Mooney Producer,Screenwriter

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