Jackie Cooper (Dinky Daniels)Mary Astor (Mrs. Martha Daniels)Roger Pryor (Tom Marsden)Henry Armetta (Tony Karamazo - the Junkman)Betty Jean Hainey (Mary)Henry O'Neill (Col. Barnes)Jimmy Butler (Cadet Lane)George Ernest (Jojo)Edith Fellows (Sally)Sidney Miller (Sammy)Richard Quine (Jackie Shaw)Frankie Genardi (Mike Bethald - the Italian Orphan)Clay Clement (Gerald Standish)Addison Richards (District Attorney)Florence Fair (Mrs. Shaw)James Burke (Truck Driver)Joseph Crehan (Superintendent of Orphanage)Glen Cavender (Extra at Football Game)
Howard Bretherton, D. Ross Lederman
Mrs. Daniels has been framed on a fraud charge and sent to prison. By bundling her son Dinky off to military school, she is able to keep her shame a secret from him. Upon learning the truth, our young hero voluntarily pulls out of the school and takes up residence in an orphanage. But now it's his turn to hide the truth from his mother, by pretending via correspondence that he's still a cadet in good standing.