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Daddy-O (1958)

 -  Crime | Drama | Music  -  March 1958 (USA)
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Phil, a part-time truck driver and singer who wears his pants far too high, meets a feisty platinum blonde who challenges him to a drag race through Griffith Park. When he is caught and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Contino ...
Daddy-O / Phil Sandifer / Pete Plum
Sandra Giles ...
Jana Ryan
Bruno VeSota ...
Sidney Chillas
Gloria Victor ...
Marcia Hayes
Jack McClure ...
Bruce Green
Ron McNeil ...
Duke Manion
Sonia Torgeson ...
Peg Lawrence
Kelly Gordon ...
Ken
Hank Mann ...
Barney
Joseph Donte ...
Frank Wooster
Joseph Martin ...
Kerm
Robert Banas ...
Sonny DiMarco
Gabe Delutri
Ruth Scott
William Riggs
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Phil, a part-time truck driver and singer who wears his pants far too high, meets a feisty platinum blonde who challenges him to a drag race through Griffith Park. When he is caught and loses his license, he meets up with the sketchy Frank Wooster who offers him a job singing in his new nightclub. When Phil discovers that his new job also includes drug running, he must fight to save his friends and himself. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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singing | police | truck | nightclub | gang | See more »

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The Wildest Twosome in Town - She Was Beautiful and He Was Bad! See more »


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This film marks composer John Williams's first feature film score. See more »

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During the race scene, one of the shots is shown reversed to attempt to show the race from a different angle. During one scene the driver is on the right side of the car! See more »

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Jana Ryan: Want some?
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This whole movie is fun, with or without MST
16 August 2005 | by (Coastal Maine) – See all my reviews

Well what can you say about Daddy-O, it really isn't good at all, I don't even know how to rate it, though there are worse movies out there. This film actually has a story, plot, action and a decent ending. The problem, IT"S ALL GOOFY!! And I don't think the director meant it to be that way, but it is.

Dick Contino is our hero, an aged teenager who wears skin tight shirts and extremely hiked up pants (with the belt buckle to the side)Anyway he's accused of killing his friend Sonny while racing a peroxide queen who becomes his main squeeze. Anyway he investigates Sonny's death because the LAPD are too lazy to do it themselves. He gets involved with running drugs for doughy guy and squinty (which again the LAPD don't bother to investigate)Lots of things happen which will take too long to explain but in the end the bad guys lose, Dick gets his girl and pants stay hiked.


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