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
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Lorraine Bennett
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Mr. Schoner
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Dr. Montague Foster
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Jarvis
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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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Drama | Romance | Comedy

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22 January 1942 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

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 »

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 »

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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A pretty good movie
12 January 2014 | by (Sarasota, FL) – See all my reviews

I saw "Kathleen" thanks to someone who taped it off TCM.com then put it up on YouTube. It's still on YouTube if you're interested. It has never been released on DVD or VHS.

In Shirley Temple's autobiography "Child Star", there's a photo of her on the set of "Kathleen" with bongos strapped to her waist. She's in a shell-shaped bandstand with other cast members performing a calypso number.

She writes that the stage undulated (moved in a wave fashion), making it very difficult for the dancers to get the scene down right. Everybody had to stay late for constant re-shoots.

So, in the movie from YouTube, the scene is not in there. There's just one song and dance routine but it's not a calypso with the bongos. The one from YouTube ran almost an hour and a half.


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