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Gallant Sons

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Gallant Sons
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGeorge B. Seitz
Screenplay byWilliam R. Lipman
Marion Parsonnet
Produced byFrederick Stephani
StarringJackie Cooper
Bonita Granville
Gail Patrick
Gene Reynolds
June Preisser
Ian Hunter
Leo Gorcey
William Tracy
El Brendel
CinematographySidney Wagner
Edited byBen Lewis
Music byDavid Snell
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • November 15, 1940 (1940-11-15)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States

Gallant Sons is a 1940 American mystery film directed by George B. Seitz and written by William R. Lipman and Marion Parsonnet. The film stars Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, Gail Patrick, Gene Reynolds, June Preisser, Ian Hunter, Leo Gorcey, William Tracy and El Brendel. The film was released on November 15, 1940, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]


Two boys, Johnny Davis and Byron "By" Newbold, are best friends. Their fathers, however, are not. By’s father is in charge of the local paper and usually confronts Johnny’s father about suspicious activity putting the boys at odds with one another.



  1. ^ "Gallant Sons (1940) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Movie Review - A Dispatch from Reuters - THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; Four New Films Open Here: 'Third Finger, Left Hand,' With Myrna Loy--A Dispatch From Reuters, 'Moon Over Burma' and 'Gallant Sons'". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
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