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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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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 ...
Ken
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Barney
Joseph Donte ...
Frank Wooster
Joseph Martin ...
Kerm
Robert Banas ...
Sonny DiMarco (as Bob Banas)
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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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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 »

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Bruce Green: Couldn't help ya if I wanted to, fella. Gym policy.
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Groovy-O!
1 September 2004 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

Pete Plum...doesn't that remind you of a certain Clue character?

Dick Contino is a rocking thirtyish trucker who really swings! He wears a Santa belt pulled to the side and I swear he has no crotch due to really elevated pants! The moviemakers really wanted to make him so cool especially in the musical numbers. "Rock Candy Baby" is like Kids in the Hall: the more you see it, the more you appreciate it and laugh, and laugh, and LAUGH!!! I love the band members swaying to and fro in the background...I wonder how many times they laughed seeing poor Dick clapping his hands with faux soul. John Williams, how could you??

Sandra Giles (RAWRRRR!!!) plays the bad, feisty feline Jana who makes me wish they let her star in a sequel "Bad Momma-O"! Better her than old Chinbutt Contino. This gal will do anything to win a pizza and she can really handle an apple (<SLAP> I want ANSWERS!!!). I'd give her some toppings! My favorite scene is when she defiantly says, "Anything goes Daddy-O!!" And that cigarette girl outfit...I'd take up smoking anyday!

Extra kudos to my B fave Bruno VeSota who plays the ominously evil Chillas and the even more dastardly rubdown scene. He always manages to give great performances; not too over the top, but small, yet memorable roles. No one skulks around in a wine cellar better than Bruno!

Daddy-O isn't your best delinquent, sing-along flick, but it's loads of B schlock fun, and one of my favorite MSTed eps too.


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