Gallant Sons

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.


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.

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    director George B. Seitz
    editor Ben Lewis
    genre mystery
    keywords best friend
    musicBy David Snell
    producer Frederick Stephani
    productionCompany Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    publisher Loews Cineplex Entertainment