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

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Not As Awful As Some Assume
9 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

What makes this film notable is that it is the first film score for John Williams. Maybe it is not something he is proud of, but I would love to see the soundtrack released if it has not been already. It is good to appreciate all the work of a great composer, even the work that might not be considered great.

Because the film ended up on "Mystery Science Theater", people assume it is bad. But it actually seems to be a decent film. Maybe it could use a little polish, but it is a fun movie and really seems to predate the 1960s AIP pictures.


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