Henry Aldrich

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    I bought a two-disk DVD of the Henry Aldrich Collection. It includes all eleven of the Henry Aldrich movies:
    • Life With Henry
    • What a Life
    • Henry Aldrich for President
    • Henry and Dizzy
    • Henry Aldrich, Editor
    • Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour
    • Henry Aldrich Swings It
    • Henry Aldrich Haunts a House
    • Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout
    • Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid
    • Henry Aldrich’s Little Secret
    Plus 60 radio shows.

    The Henry Aldrich shows were produced from 1939 to 1944, well before my time. I had seen one or two of them before, but they didn't impress me much as a teenager. I had thought of them as being too corny. They are corny, but they are also well done, and there's a lot of subtlety that was probably lost on me as a teen.

    Jackie Cooper played Henry in the first two movies (What a Life and Life With Henry), but was replaced with Jimmy Lydon, who is apparently still alive, but his last acting credit was in 1987. Lydon was much better in the role, I think; largely because Cooper appeared to be too old for the part.

    I am in the process of bing-watching them. The first disk yesterday, and I'm on the second disk today. Then I suppose I'll binge-listen to the radio shows.
     
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    This is from the radio show.
     
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