A publicity man tries to hide a child film star's brattiness from a magazine writer, who happens to be his ex-wife.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Johnson
Celeste Saunders
Kathy O'Rourke
Mary Fickett ...
Helen Johnson
Ben Melnick
Harriet Burton
Ricky Kelman ...
Robert 'Bo' Johnson (as Rickey Kelman)
Terry Kelman ...
Tommy Johnson
Ainslie Pryor ...
Lieut. Chavez
Matt Williams
Mel Leonard ...
Casey Walters ...
Billy Blair
Donald C. Faber
Joseph Sargent ...


In person, child film star Kathy O'Rourke belies her sweet image. Studio publicity man Harry Johnson must keep Celeste, a national magazine writer, from discovering this when writing a piece on Kathy. This won't be easy; Celeste is Harry's ex-wife. To Harry's surprise, Kathy and Celeste make friends; it seems all Kathy really needed was love... But when Kathy runs away to join Celeste, Harry is suspected of kidnapping. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Release Date:

30 May 1958 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Katy karkuteillä  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Ben Melnick: There's a law against hitting actresses. Legally, they're considered women.
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Sung by The Diamonds
Words and Music by Charles Tobias, Ray Joseph and Jack Sher
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Still waiting......
19 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I am still waiting for this movie to be brought out in DVD format. It is a *classic* Christmas story if there ever was one. I am surprised that it is still hidden away deep in some dark vault. I am still waiting for it to be shown on television around Christmas time also....but so far... This movie i have personally rated as my all time, most favorite movie. I was 3 years old when it was made and i watched it when i was around her age in the movie. To this day i still search every now and then hoping to see it has been brought back to the public. I believe even in today's world of a different value system for families that this movie would be well received and become a favorite with people even though it's over 50 years old.

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