This was the third of four versions of the durable Frances Burnett story. First made in 1914 and then again in 1922, it was later a TV movie with Ricky Schroder and Alec Guinness. Freddie Bartholomew is a nice young Brooklyn boy whose mother, Dolores Barrymore, is the widow of an
Englishman. Her late husband's father, C. Aubrey Smith, hates Americans simply because they are Americans. When it's discovered that the boy is the heir to a title and a fortune, he has to go to England, claim his inheritance and win over his grumpy grandfather into the bargain. Once that's done,
Bartholomew and his pals foil the schemes of a false claimant and all winds up well. The expre...