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Daddy-O (1958)

Approved  |   |  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 ...
Phil Sandifer
Sandra Giles ...
Jana Ryan
Bruno VeSota ...
Sidney Chillas (as Bruno VeSoto)
Gloria Victor ...
Marcia Hayes
Ron McNeil ...
Duke Manion
Jack McClure ...
Bruce Green
Sonia Torgeson ...
Peg Lawrence
Kelly Gordon ...
Ken
Hank Mann ...
Barney
Joseph Donte ...
Frank Wooster
Joseph Martin ...
Kerm
Robert Banas ...
Sonny DiMarco (as Bob Banas)
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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This film marks composer John Williams's first feature film score. See more »

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As 'Daddy-O' confronts Jana in the beginning after their run-in on the highway, the younger highway worker's tool handle switches between resting on his left shoulder to his right and then back again. See more »

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Bruce Green: Couldn't help ya if I wanted to, fella. Gym policy.
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Dick Contino and Sandra Giles spark a good but modest rock and roll movie
12 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My rating of 4, a tad generous, doesn't mean that "Daddy-O" is a bad movie. It's obviously not "Lawrence of Arabia". It just means that it's a modest low-budget effort and also is without a lot of sophistication or artistry to it. In fact, some of it is on the clumsy side.

I like to watch one of these 50s things every now and then. Nothing heavy. No big themes. Some 50s sci-fi is in the same class. Fun, diversion, and no big deal. Expect little and you will not be disappointed.

In this one, Dick Contino sings several rock and roll songs. This, folks, as you know is not jazz. The backup band is fun to watch. Contino tangles at first with an attractive and feisty blonde, Sandra Giles, before they're hitting it off. The story is a crime story mainly. Contino gets into trouble with the law trying to help a buddy, losing his driving license for a year. The criminals are two real characters. The boss is a guy with a large girth and mustache who speaks articulate English. His helper is a tall guy who is near blind without very thick glasses.

Contino and Giles have to contend with these two. No one will mistake anyone in this movie for a big movie star.


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