Timothy's Quest (1936 film)

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Timothy's Quest
Directed by Charles Barton
Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp
Dore Schary
Gilbert Pratt
Produced by Harold Hurley
Starring Eleanore Whitney
Tom Keene
Dickie Moore
Virginia Weidler
Elizabeth Patterson
Sally Martin
Benny Bartlett
Cinematography Harry Fischbeck
Edited byJack Dennis
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 31, 1936 (1936-01-31)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

Timothy's Quest is a 1936 American comedy film directed by Charles Barton and written by Virginia Van Upp, Dore Schary and Gilbert Pratt, based on a novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin.


The film stars Eleanore Whitney, Tom Keene, Dickie Moore, Virginia Weidler, Elizabeth Patterson, Sally Martin and Benny Bartlett. The film was released on January 31, 1936, by Paramount Pictures. [1] [2]


Timothy and his sister run away from an orphanage because of the poor treatment they experienced there. They end up together on a farm, where the owner puts Timothy through a series of arduous chores to earn his keep.


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