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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John Davis
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Dr. Martha Kent
Gail Patrick ...
Lorraine Bennett
Felix Bressart ...
Mr. Schoner
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Mrs. Farrell
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Dr. Montague Foster
Guy Bellis ...
Jarvis
Wade Boteler ...
Policeman
Charles Judels ...
Manager
Else Argal ...
Maid
Margaret Bert ...
Margaret
James Flavin ...
Moving Man
Monte Collins ...
Moving Man
Joe Yule ...
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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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Herbert Marshall and Laraine Day played daughter and father in Foreign Correspondent. In this film, they play a love interest brought on by the character of Shirley Temple. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Around the Corner
(1941)
Music and lyrics by Roger Edens and Earl K. Brent (as Earl Brent)
Played during the opening and closing credits
Played on a music box several times
Sung by Shirley Temple (uncredited) and chorus in a musical review during her daydream
Played as background music often
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good for the younger crowd
12 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was about 13 and loved it then. It's a good film for the right age group. I was fascinated with the tricks Kathleen plays on her nurse, the strict household she lived in and how she gets away. It was also interesting to see the difference in the manners of the 40's. For example, Kathleen politely says "how do you do" to an adult she hates. She accepts a decision her father makes which she feels is unfair. I can see how this film might not be very interesting to an adult seeing it for the first time. But is good classic entertainment for the right audience. It's also great seeing Shirley in a role where she's not a sweet little tyke!


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