A young Mickey Rooney stars as impoverished small-town lad Shockey Carter, who must fight for his self-respect because of his shell-shocked, alcoholic father. Shockey's sympathetic schoolteacher (Anne Nagel), who is new to town, tries to help him but soon realizes she must also come to the aid of Shockey's troubled pop. Co-stars Frank Shields, Dorothy Vaughan. 63 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.