Down 1,884 this week

Kathleen (1941)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 207 users  
Reviews: 6 user

Kathleen is a 12 year old who lives in a big house with a nanny, a butler, maids, no mother and a father who is working most of the time. She dreams of a family with a mother, father and ... See full summary »



(story), (screenplay)
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
a list of 35 titles
created 09 Jun 2012
a list of 44 titles
created 05 Oct 2012
a list of 69 titles
created 30 Oct 2012
a list of 213 titles
created 3 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Kathleen (1941)

Kathleen (1941) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kathleen.


Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Davis
Herbert Marshall ...
John Staunton 'Johnny' Davis
Dr. Angela Martha 'Angel' Kent
Gail Patrick ...
Lorraine Bennett
Felix Bressart ...
Mr. M. Schoner
Mrs. Farrell, the Governess
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Dr. Montague Foster
Guy Bellis ...
Jarvis, the Butler
Wade Boteler ...
Policeman in Daydream
Charles Judels ...
Theatrical Manager in Daydream
Else Argal ...
Marie, Maid in Daydream
Margaret Bert ...
Margaret, Davis' Maid
James Flavin ...
Moving Man
Monte Collins ...
Moving Man
Joe Yule ...
Sign Poster


Kathleen is a 12 year old who lives in a big house with a nanny, a butler, maids, no mother and a father who is working most of the time. She dreams of a family with a mother, father and her, and tells everyone that she has such a family. Because of this story, she cannot invite any friends over as they will see that it is not true. Kathleen and her nanny, Mrs. Farrell do not get along, so her father hires a psychologist name Dr. Kent to be her new nanny for the summer. Her father has a new girlfriend, named Lorraine, who he is considering for his wife and mother to Kathleen. Kathleen does not like her and Lorraine is cold to Kathleen. Kathleen envisions Dr. Kent as the perfect mother for her and wife for her father. Written by Tony Fontana <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Romance | Comedy


Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 January 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cathleen  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 27, 1943 with Shirley Temple and Herbert Marshall reprising their film roles. See more »


Referenced in We Must Have Music (1942) See more »


Row, Row, Your Boat
or "The Old Log Hut" (1852)
Written by R. Sinclair
Sung a cappella in a round by Gail Patrick, Shirley Temple and Herbert Marshall
Reprised a cappella by Herbert Marshall
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Shirley Temple No Surprise
31 July 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Bratty 12-year-old Shirley Temple (as Kathleen Davis) sees more of her servants than wealthy widower father Herbert Marshall (as John Davis). She has an imaginary life as a nice girl, and enjoys sneaking out to visit ethnic New York friend Felix Bressart (as Schoner). Family happiness is in the offing when Mr. Marshall brings home fiancée Gail Patrick (as Lorraine Bennett), but Ms. Temple immediately recognizes the woman as wicked. Temple would rather father marry nice child psychologist Laraine Day (as Angela "Angel" Kent), who is brought in to figure out what the heck is wrong with Temple. This MGM feature was considered the first of Temple's comeback attempts, after her successful career at Fox ended.

*** Kathleen (12/18/41) Harold S. Bucquet ~ Shirley Temple, Herbert Marshall, Laraine Day, Gail Patrick

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Question about this movie Smashfan
Singing???? dlevy1201
Classic AnaM31
Discuss Kathleen (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: