Comedy. By Anne Coulter Martens.
Cast: 8m., 8w., extras as desired. It's welcome news to Wildcat Willie fans all over the country when Wildcat and his pals Joe and Vernnon and sister Gladys and her friends appear in a full-length play of scrambled excitement and fun. As usual, Wilcat is in a predicament. His English grade is low and unless he completes an acceptable theme in time, he will flunk the course, and that means he can't graduate and won't get the pedigreed pup his dad has promised him as a commencement present. To make matters worse, that little pest Angel (so called) is at Willie's heels, interrupting him and teasing him to be her partner on the class day hayride. Marcella is after him for his class dues, and Willie, as usual, is broke. In spite of them all, however, he does manage to finish the theme and leaves it, only to have the wind blow away all but one page on which Angel had written Willie's real opinion of the book, in Willie's handwriting. It was a three-word opinion: "The book stinks!" Miss Curtis is all for flunking Willie outright, but finally consents to give him one more chance. This time it's the last. Willie really gets in a pitches and has his review all neatly written out. Then he rescues a stray pup … not pedigreed … just a plain dog. The pup chews up his precious theme! To make matters worse, Miss Curtis trips over the string Gladys had tied to trip Willie, and then sits on the tack also intended for Willie. Things look plenty black for Willie, until, like magic, the scene clears … the pup he rescued turns out to be Miss Curtis' own dog. Gladys 'fesses up about the string and the tack, and soon Willie is all set to graduate in a blaze of glory. One interier set. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.