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Release Date:
5 May 1950 (USA) See more »
Hot-tempered Kathleen Maguire enlists the services of a young attorney to help her zookeeper father... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Kindhearted but dated See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

June Allyson ... Kathleen Maguire

Dick Powell ... Andrew Rockton Hale

David Wayne ... Arthur Colner Maxwell

Cecil Kellaway ... Dr. Kevin G. Maguire

Ray Collins ... Commodore John Balwind Parker

Robert Keith ... Tim Harveigh

Marvin Kaplan ... Leon

Kathleen Freeman ... Lily Rayton Parker
Wally Maher ... Jerry Nolard Boyle

Alex Gerry ... James I. Michell
Charles Evans ... Mr. Eberle (as Charles Evens)
Paul Maxey ... Thompson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grace Albertson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Joel Allen ... Cop (uncredited)

Frank Baker ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Woman (uncredited)

Sven Hugo Borg ... Finnish-American Speaker (uncredited)
George Boyce ... Zoo Attendant (uncredited)
John Breen ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)

Spring Byington ... Kathy's Mother (voice) (uncredited)
Bridget Carr ... Woman (uncredited)
Donald Chaffin ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)

Spencer Chan ... The Maguire Cook (uncredited)

Michael Chapin ... Orphan (uncredited)
Peter Chong ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Mae Clarke ... Counter Lady with Change for a Quarter (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Man in Crowd at Speech (uncredited)
Frances Dominguez ... Guest at Mexican-American Rally (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ... Lady (uncredited)
Robert Espinoza ... Orphan (uncredited)

Nacho Galindo ... Mexican-American Speaker (uncredited)
Kenneth Garcia ... Guest at Mexican-American Rally (uncredited)
Mickey Golden ... Mover (uncredited)
A. Cameron Grant ... Fight Onlooker (uncredited)

John Hamilton ... Police Captain (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)
Gil Herman ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jane Howard ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Marjorie Jackson ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Tor Johnson ... Guest at Finnish-American Rally (uncredited)
Marvin Jones ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Bureau of Records Clerk (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Police Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)

Matt Moore ... Parkers' Butler (uncredited)

Jerry Paris ... Radio Station Call Boy (uncredited)

Edward Peil Sr. ... Parkers' Gateman (uncredited)

Joe Ploski ... Man on Dais (uncredited)
Paul Regas ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Danny Richards Jr. ... Orphan (uncredited)
Mario Siletti ... Guest at Italian-American Rally (uncredited)
Stuffy Singer ... Orphan (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)

Frank Sully ... Joe - Cop with Blackeye (uncredited)
Henry Sylvester ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)

Theodore von Eltz ... KWHE Radio Program Director (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Zoo Attendant (uncredited)
Glen Walters ... Woman at Support Rally (uncredited)
Kenny Washington ... The Commodore's Safari Guide (uncredited)
Gilbert Wilson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Zoo Attendant on Bicycle (uncredited)

Directed by
Melvin Frank 
Norman Panama 
Writing credits
Robert Carson (story)

Melvin Frank 
Norman Panama 

Produced by
Melvin Frank .... producer
Norman Panama .... producer
Original Music by
David Raksin 
Cinematography by
Ray June 
Film Editing by
George White 
Art Direction by
William Ferrari 
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup designer
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
Production Management
Edward Woehler .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel Freeman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jack D. Moore .... associate set decorator
Nolan Hurst .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
Joe Edmondson .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
Irving G. Ries .... special effects (as Irving Ries)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert J. Bronner .... camera operator (uncredited)
Dale Deverman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Otto Dyar .... still photographer (uncredited)
Harry Parkins .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Mervin Price .... grip (uncredited)
Music Department
Alex Alexander .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Leo Arnaud .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jakob Gimpel .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
David Raksin .... conductor (uncredited)
Ruby Raksin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Si Zentner .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Other crew
Peter Ballbusch .... montage sequence
Eylla Jacobs .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Mel Koontz .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Australia:G | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #14286)

Did You Know?

One of three films June Allyson and Dick Powell appeared in together.See more »
Kathleen 'Kathy' Maguire:Darndest thing, that Maguire temper. Always seems to skip a generation. Take my father, for instance. Meek and mild as a lamb. His father was a bruiser. Knocked out Fitzsimmons in Butte, Montana.
Andrew 'Andy' Rockton Hale:Montana.
Kathleen 'Kathy' Maguire:Of course, it wasn't in the ring, it was in a saloon. And he wasn't wearing gloves, he hit him with a cuspidor.
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Kindhearted but dated, 4 May 2005
Author: maisannes from United States

Just another TCM time-passer. June Allyson brings her usual earnest charm to a movie that just didn't have much to it. The essential weakness is that the screenplay cannot make up its mind whether it wants to be a "look at all those crazy animals" comedy or a political "the honest man will win" film. When the movie finally makes its decision at the end, it just made me wonder why it spent all that time on the other thread. I've also been fairly suspicious of movies that have more than one credited director. Maybe that played a role here too.

The high point for me was the performance of Cecil Kellaway as the father. TCM and IMDb make a great combination for learning about the wonderful character actors of Hollywood history.

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