Cast: Eric Alden, Reginald Barlow, Freddie Bartholomew, May Beatty, Lionel Belmore, Elsa Buchanan, Tommy Bupp, E.E. Clive, Constance Collier, Dolores Costello, Gilbert Emery, Virginia Field, Helen Flint, Mary Gordon, Lawrence Grant, Hal C. Kern, Guy Kibbee, Walter Kingsford, Eily Malyon, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Una O'Connor, Tempe Pigott, Jessie Ralph, Casey Roberts, Mickey Rooney, Charles Rosher, Jackie Searl, David O. Selznick, Ivan F. Simpson, C. Aubrey Smith, Eric Stacey, Max Steiner, Henry Stephenson, Hugh Walpole, Fred Walton, Earl A. Wolcott
Adapted by Hugh Walpole from the novel Frances Hodgson Burnett. The story takes place in the late 19th century. Young Freddy Bartholomew is a mild-mannered Brooklyn boy who knows how to handle himself on the tough streets. His best friend is a feisty little fellow named Dick, played by screen legend Mickey Rooney. Freddy's Mom is the widow of an aristocrat Englishman. The grandfather is the Earl of Dorincourt, and wants and wants nothing less than for young Freddy to live on his English estate. As the heir to the family fortune Freddy heads off to England, where he begins his new life as 'Lord Fountleroy'. Sure enough, it is not long before Freddy begins to tire of his new life (it seems that you can take the boy out of Brooklyn but you cannot take Brooklyn out of the boy). Adding to the intrigue, another boy named Tom emerges with his own claim to the family fortune. Freddy calls on his American friends, led by Dick to deal with this imposter. By the end, Young Freddy has earned the respect and love of his grandfather, who realizes that Freddy really belongs in Brooklyn, and is soon reunited with his mom.