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Daddy-O (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Music, Mystery | March 1958 (USA)
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 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
Tipp McClure ...
Bruce Green (as Jack McClure)
Sonia Torgeson ...
Peg Lawrence
Kelly Gordon ...
Joseph Donte ...
Frank Wooster
Joseph Martin ...
Robert Banas ...
Sonny DiMarco (as Bob Banas)
(as Gabe Delutri)
Ruth Scott
William Riggs


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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March 1958 (USA)  »

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Out on Probation  »

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$100,000 (estimated)

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


Daddy-O's lips clearly do not match the lyrics he's supposed to be singing in any of the songs he sings. See more »


Jana Ryan: Want some?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Strangler (1993) See more »

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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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