In the spring of 1939 A young actor named Ronald Reagan began work on a movie called “The Code of the Secret Service”. In the film he played a hard-boiled secret service agent named ”Brass Bancroft”.
Throughout the fall of ’39 the movie was drubbed by critics and audiences alike.
It seemed very few people enjoyed the picture, even Reagan himself referred to the “The Code” as his worst performance. In the midst of all of this criticism a 10-year-old Jerry Parr of Miami, Florida managed to see the film at least twice.
He liked it, no matter what anybody else said.