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Mokey (Apr-1942)

Director: Wells Root

Writers: Wells Root (screenplay); Jan Fortune (screenplay)

From short stories by: Jennie Harris Oliver

Keywords: Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Blake
18-Sep-1933   Baretta
Dan Dailey
14-Dec-1913 16-Oct-1978 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Matt Moore
8-Jan-1888 20-Jan-1960 Irish-American character actor
Donna Reed
27-Jan-1921 14-Jan-1986 The Donna Reed Show
Billie Thomas
12-Mar-1931 10-Oct-1980 Buckwheat on The Little Rascals


Review by Sarina (posted on 28-May-2005)

I saw this movie the same day Robert Blake was acquitted. That was kind of weird. But the story was good, and his acting was really good for such a young kid! I had adopted a cat about two days before I saw this movie, and I named him Mokey because he reminded me of the boy in the film. Always getting blamed for stuff that wasn't really his fault, and always in trouble, but everything turned out all right for my cat and the boy in the film!

Review by moyuk (posted on 17-Mar-2005)

I always admired Robert Blake's acting ability, especially as a child. I recently saw the 1942 movie, Mokey on TCM and was awestruck. Even with two headliners like Donna Reed and Dan Dailey, Bobby Blake as the 8 year old Mokey, steals the movie, and should have received some REAL recognition for a MAGNIFICENT acting job.

Review by Andy (posted on 18-Sep-2005)

I saw this movie with my new soldier husband when it first came out. We were so moved by the child that as a 16 year old newly wed during the war years, I could not stop crying. My then husband put his arm around me and said, "Don't worry, honey, we'll have a Mokey of our own some day!" ...and we did. He was Mokey for the first eight years of his life. I have been searching for this film for ages -- thought it may have been before they started preserving the older films. I'm so glad I found it. I can hardly wait to see it again when Turner Classic Movies shows it! I always thought it was a "B" movie -- I didn't realize that the actors were all first class professionals!

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