Joan Hollingsworth is the younger sister of Ethel and their mother believes Ethel is entitles to all the advantages until she acquires a husband, but Joan thinks otherwise. Forbidden to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

WATCH NOW

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Depression Era story set in London has department store owner (Lewis Stone) facing bankruptcy while his family fritters away money. A long-standing employee (Lionel Barrymore) gets fired ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Benita Hume
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A couple of theatrical producers try to get backing for their musical show.

Director: Arthur H. Leonard
Stars: Tim Moore, Elwood Smith, Duke Williams
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A dark night in war time, with several black-outs, it's just a night for murder. Susan Cooper, a fast-talking girl reporter, doubles as amateur sleuth solving yet another mystery among Hollywood's famous.

Director: Alexis Thurn-Taxis
Stars: Glenda Farrell, Lyle Talbot, Ralph Sanford
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A woman who is a member of a gang of con artists impersonates the mother of a wealthy blind man; she comes to feel a true motherly love for the young man, and refuses to try to cheat him.

Director: Stuart Walker
Stars: Kay Francis, William 'Stage' Boyd, Conway Tearle
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This story is about a collection of older ladies living in a boarding house run by their acquaintance, Miss Letty Frost.She has an air or respectability. It quickly becomes apparent that ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Saunders
Stars: Ruth Dunning, Nora Nicholson, Joanna Dunham
Daybreak (1948)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A hangman conceals his true identity when he falls in love, and sets up home with his girl on a barge in the river Thames. Tragedy strikes when the hangman's assistant tries to seduce his ... See full summary »

Director: Compton Bennett
Stars: Ann Todd, Eric Portman, Maxwell Reed
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
Burglar
Constance Worth ...
Ethel Hollingsworth
...
Michael the Cop (as Tommy Dugan)
Richard Byron ...
Tommy
...
Mrs. Wiggins
Ruth Robinson ...
Mrs. Hollingsworth
Peggy Wynne ...
Martha
Edit

Storyline

Joan Hollingsworth is the younger sister of Ethel and their mother believes Ethel is entitles to all the advantages until she acquires a husband, but Joan thinks otherwise. Forbidden to attend a family dinner given for socialite J. Waldo Barnes, the latest entry in the matrimonial sweepstakes, Joan poses as the family maid in receiving the guests. When her mother discovers her ruse, Joan sneaks out of the house and accepts a ride from a man, a burglar casing the house who thinks Joan is one of the gang. The car is wrecked and Joan escapes on foot, but is overtaken on the grounds of a large estate by motorcycle policeman Michael who accepts her story of being a maid on the estate. Her impersonation is aided by the nearsighted housekeeper, Mrs. Wiggins, who orders her to her room. Inside the mansion, Joan is trapped when the owner, J. Waldo Jones, returns. He decides she is a female "Raffles" who is in need of reform. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

HER BIG SISTER WORE THE ENGAGEMENT RING... But She Went On The Honeymoon!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 February 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All in the Family  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV) (edited)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Re-titled, and edited down to less than thirty minutes, it was sold to television in the early 1950's as part of a syndicated half hour package; it had previously been on the air for several years in its complete original version, premiering on one of New York's pioneer television stations, WCBS (Channel 2) Saturday 18 October 1947. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's by PRC....so it's going to stink, right?!
3 October 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Of all the so-called 'poverty row studios' perhaps the worst was tiny little PRC. Most of their films were very cheaply made and very forgettable. So, when I saw that "The Kid Sister" was from PRC, I assumed the worst but gave it a look anyway.

Joan (Judy Clark) is the forgotten daughter in the family. Her mother dotes on Joan's older sister and Joan is tired of being left out. So, when her family is having a party and Joan is told to stay in her room, she sneaks out by disguising herself as a maid. Then, though a series of crazy mistakes, she ends up getting hooked up with a thief, being chased by cops and hiding out in neighbors' homes. What's going to happy with kooky Joan?!

Overall, this is a silly and inconsequential film--sort of like an extended episode of some TV sit-com. Now this isn't to say it's bad...just silly and easy to forget--but it DOESN'T stink at least! I did like the befuddled guy who ends up befriending Joan...otherwise not a lot to make this a must-see--more just a mildly interesting time-passer. A score of 4 is great for a PRC film.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Kid Sister (1945) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?