Just Pals
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This picture was a departure, both for star Buck Jones and director John Ford (in those days known as Jack Ford). Instead of a manly Western, the focus here is on simple character study, even if it does end with a flurry of action. Bim (Jones) is the town ne'er-do'well, but he proves to be of some worth when he befriends a scruffy 13-year-old youngster Bill (George Stone), who has been thrown off a freight train. Teacher Mary Bruce (Helen Ferguson) takes note of the affection Bim shows towards the boy and insists that Bill be sent to school. Bim is also an admirer of Mary's, but… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fascinating small town comedy-drama, with a charismatic Buck Jones as the poverty stricken hero."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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