Freckles Comes Home

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"There's No Place Like Home (?)...especially when gangsters put you on the spot, the sheriff accuses you of murder, and the girl friend falls in love with a confidence man. Everything happens to Freckles when he comes home from college!"
  • NR
  • 2016
  • 59 min
  • 4.9  (196)

Freckles Comes Home is a heartwarming 1942 comedy-drama film directed by Jean Yarbrough and starring Johnny Downs, Gale Storm, and Mantan Moreland. Touted as a popular family-friendly movie of its time, it tells the story of a young orphan boy, Freckles (Downs), who runs away from the orphanage to find his real family. Freckles is a lovable young boy who dreams of finding out the truth about his family. He longs for a loving family, and is determined to find one of his own. However, his journey is fraught with many obstacles, including being kidnapped and taken for ransom by a notorious gang that is operating in the area. When his kidnappers try to take him back to the orphanage, Freckles makes a daring escape and runs off into the night.

As he wanders alone in the wilderness, Freckles happens upon a small town called Calivada, where he meets several people who are kind to him and eager to help. Among them is the town's doctor (played by the witty Mantan Moreland), who takes Freckles in and offers him a place to stay. He quickly becomes the doctor's assistant, and the two of them embark on a mission to find Freckles' family.

Gale Storm plays the role of a young woman named Marjorie, who befriends Freckles and helps him in his quest to find his family. Marjorie is kind-hearted, and she takes a liking to Freckles from the moment that she meets him. Together, the two of them form a bond that is both enduring and meaningful, as they embark on a journey that will change both of their lives forever.

As they travel from town to town, Freckles and Marjorie encounter many challenges and obstacles, including deceitful con artists who try to cheat them out of their money, as well as corrupt politicians who are determined to stop them from finding Freckles' family. But despite all of these difficulties, they remain steadfast in their resolve, and continue on with their mission.

Along the way, Freckles and Marjorie are joined by a host of colorful characters, including a talking bird, a kind-hearted sheriff, and several other individuals who are willing to lend a helping hand. As the story unfolds, we are taken on a journey of discovery, as we witness the power of love and determination to change lives and mend broken hearts.

Ultimately, Freckles Comes Home is a heartwarming and inspiring tale of a young boy's journey to discover the truth about his family, and his quest to find a place where he belongs. It is a timeless classic that has captured the hearts of audiences for generations, and remains a beloved film to this day. Full of humor, heart, and adventure, it is a must-see for anyone who loves a good story of hope, love, and redemption.

Freckles Comes Home is a 2016 comedy with a runtime of 59 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.

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    4.9  (196)