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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Harry Johnson
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Celeste Saunders
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Kathy O'Rourke
Mary Fickett ...
Helen Johnson
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Ben Melnick
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Harriet Burton
Ricky Kelman ...
Robert 'Bo' Johnson (as Rickey Kelman)
Terry Kelman ...
Tommy Johnson
Ainslie Pryor ...
Lieut. Chavez
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Matt Williams
Mel Leonard ...
Sid
Casey Walters ...
Billy Blair
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Donald C. Faber
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Bixby
Joseph Sargent ...
Mike
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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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That Little Shocker of "The Bad Seed" is Back to Rock You in a Whole New Wonderful Way! See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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30 May 1958 (Ireland)  »

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Katy karkuteillä  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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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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Kathy-O
Sung by The Diamonds
Words and Music by Charles Tobias, Ray Joseph and Jack Sher
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What a Wonderful Picture!
28 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in a theater in 1958 or 1959 and I never forgot it. Tonight I watched it again on a tape that I recorded from AMC many years ago. Unfortunately, it is a pan and scan version of a CinemaScope picture. Patty McCormack was such a natural actress whom I fell in love with when I was 11 years old. The musical score was beautiful, especially when they played "Where Are You?" in the scenes where Dan Duryea and Jan Sterling were together. If only Universal would release this in a widescreen DVD, I'd be the first to buy it. It is perfect for the whole family and it has a Christmas theme. It's a shame that they don't make clean, entertaining family pictures like this today.


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