Always in Trouble

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Always in Trouble
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Joseph Santley
Screenplay byRobert Chapin
Karen DeWolf
Story by Jefferson Moffitt
Albert Treynor
Produced byJohn Stone
Starring Jane Withers
Jean Rogers
Arthur Treacher
Robert Kellard
Eddie Collins
Andrew Tombes
Nana Bryant
Joan Woodbury
Cinematography Lucien N. Andriot
Edited byNick DeMaggio
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • October 28, 1938 (1938-10-28)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

Always in Trouble is a 1938 American comedy film directed by Joseph Santley, and written by Robert Chapin and Karen DeWolf. The film stars Jane Withers, Jean Rogers, Arthur Treacher, Robert Kellard, Eddie Collins and Andrew Tombes. The film was released on October 28, 1938, by 20th Century Fox. [1] [2] [3]



Geraldine "Jerry" Darlington felt happier before her father J.C. struck it rich in the oil business and moved the family to Florida. She's irritated by her dad no longer working and her beautiful sister Virginia being pursued by men interested more by her money.

A meek clerk from her dad's office, Pete Graham, is persuaded by Jerry to steer the family's boat. He accidentally runs the vessel aground and ends up falsely suspected of knocking J.C. unconscious and kidnapping the Darlingtons for ransom. Jerry amuses herself at first by not supporting Pete's story, but when real crooks get involved, Pete is able to clear his name and persuade Virginia he's sincere about his attraction to her.


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