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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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Storyline

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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Meet the 'Beat'! Daring to Live... Daring to Love! See more »


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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bruce Green: Couldn't help ya if I wanted to, fella. Gym policy.
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Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Sorry, Can't help you, gym policy
2 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a fun movie. It's bad enough to laugh at but not so incomprehensible as to be completely frustrated by it. Contino is a hoot as the lead and VeSota is actually pretty decent. A staple of Corman films, VeSota is not really a terrible actor, just is laden down with flat, character roles. The Guy who runs the gym though, Bruce, is just so GOOFY that it defies belief. It seems his permanent expression is to squint through thick glasses with a gawking mouth.

Has a pretty bad soundtrack too, filled with Contino songs. The rest of the score was done by John Williams. Yes, THAT John Williams, the same who did Jaws, ET, and Star Wars.


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