Best Family Movies of 1938

1.

A Christmas Carol

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Classic Charles Dickens holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser's miser who has a huge change of heart after spirits whisk him into the past, present, and future.

Starring: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn, Barry MacKay, Lynne Carver, Leo G. Carroll, Ann Rutherford, Lionel Braham, D'Arcy Corrigan ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1938-12-16
Best Family Movies of 1938 : Brave Little Tailor
2.

Brave Little Tailor

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

When a giant threatens the land, the cityfolk mistake Mickey's boast of killing seven flies with one blow to be giants. He is then forced to fight the giant for real.

Starring: Walt Disney, Eddie Holden, Marcellite Garner ..
Directed by: William Roberts
Release date: 1938-09-23
3.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

An orphan in 1850 Missouri gets into a variety of scrapes, including a murder mystery. Entertaining David O. Selznick production of Mark Twain classic with more slapstick than Twain may have had in mind. Cave sequence with Injun Joe is unforgettable.

Starring: Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran, Ann Gillis, May Robson, Victor Jory, Walter Brennan, David Holt, Victor Kilian, Nana Bryant, Olin Howland ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1938-02-11
Best Family Movies of 1938 : Ferdinand the Bull
4.

Ferdinand the Bull

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

This Oscar-winning short tells of a bull who preferred to sit under trees and smell flowers to clashing horns with his fellow animals. As luck would have it, an untimely bee reveals Ferdinand's ferocious side via pained howls and wild stomping. This lands him in the bull-fighting arena amidst characters based on Walt's animators with a matador reportedly modeled after Walt himself.

Starring: Milt Kahl, Don Wilson, Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Dick Rickard
Release date: 1938-11-23
5.

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart, Phyllis Brooks, Helen Westley, Slim Summerville, Bill Robinson, Raymond Scott, Alan Dinehart ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1938-03-18
6.

Listen, Darling

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

To stop Pinkie's widowed, struggling mother Dottie from marrying a well-off older man they know she doesn't love, teenager Pinkie and her best friend Buzz kidnap her in the family travel trailer to live a carefree life on the open road. They then get the idea to find Dottie a financially secure husband whom both she and Pinkie would like.

Starring: Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Astor, Walter Pidgeon, Alan Hale, Scotty Beckett, Gene Lockhart, Charley Grapewin, Barnett Parker, Edgar Dearing ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1938-10-21
Best Family Movies of 1938 : Porky's Hare Hunt
7.

Porky's Hare Hunt

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Porky goes after a rogue rabbit who manages to frustrate him at each turn. He is unsuccessful and the rabbit comes to visit him just to make recovery tougher for him.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Ben Hardaway
Release date: 1938-04-30
Best Family Movies of 1938 : Little Miss Broadway
8.

Little Miss Broadway

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.

Starring: Shirley Temple, George Murphy, Jimmy Durante, Phyllis Brooks, Edna May Oliver, George Barbier, Edward Ellis, Jane Darwell, El Brendel, Donald Meek ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1938-07-29
Best Family Movies of 1938 : Barefoot Boy
9.

Barefoot Boy

2.7
5.6/10 IMDB

A spoiled boy sent to the country to grow-up. He has to deal with life, friends and crooks.

Starring: Jackie Moran, Marcia Mae Jones, Bradley Metcalfe, Marilyn Knowlden, Ralph Morgan, Claire Windsor, Helen MacKellar, Matty Fain, Frank Puglia, J. Farrell MacDonald ..
Directed by: Karl Brown
Release date: 1938-08-03
Best Family Movies of 1938 : The Fox Hunt
10.

The Fox Hunt

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Donald controls the hounds , and Goofy is riding on Horace Horsecollar, as the fox outwits both of them.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen
Release date: 1938-07-29

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