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 »

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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 <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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She's twelve and TERRIFIC now

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22 January 1942 (USA)  »

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"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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Farrell: If you were a nice girl with a nice clean mind, you wouldn't keep a diary.
Kathleen Davis: You peeping Tom!
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Referenced in We Must Have Music (1942) See more »

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Row, Row, Your Boat
or "The Old Log Hut" (1852) (uncredited)
Written by R. Sinclair
Sung a cappella in a round by Gail Patrick, Shirley Temple and Herbert Marshall
Reprised a cappella by Herbert Marshall
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A Solid Movie
13 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

After Shirley Temple was released from Twentieth Century Fox, this was her attempt to transition to mature roles. At the time, Temple was in her preteen phase and had outgrown the type of characters she usually played. KATHLEEN was her first, and only film, at MGM. Temple was left out of the teenybopper movies that were being made with the likes of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. KATHLEEN is still a decent effort though the story is a bit uninspired. The lead character Kathleen (Temple) is a restless child who only wants to win the affection of her father (Herbert Marshall) who is marrying a woman who does not love him (Gail Patrick). After Kathleen drives away her governess, Dr. Martha Kent (Laraine Day) has been enlisted to get to the root of Kathleen's nasty behavior. I enjoy this film because Shirley still gave us a good performance and handled her dramatic scenes well. She would go on to work with David O. Selznick who gave her better material.


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