Six American GIs stationed in Italy befriend an orphaned boy, but the soldiers remain unaware that the lad has stowed away with them when they return to the U.S. The six go their separate ... See full summary »

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Dealey
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Liz
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Walter Winchell
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Sergeant
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Sammy Boy
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Peewee
Louis Quinn ...
Dimmy
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Colonel
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Perky
Susan Kelly ...
Lt. Calhoun
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Jo-Jo
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Gladdy
William Wellman Jr. ...
Ted
Nola Thorp ...
Candy
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Sally
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Six American GIs stationed in Italy befriend an orphaned boy, but the soldiers remain unaware that the lad has stowed away with them when they return to the U.S. The six go their separate ways, leaving the tyke aloin in the big city. Now, New York becomes one big adventure for a little Italian boy named Dondi.

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The Kid Who Captured an Army!

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Music | War

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26 March 1961 (USA)  »

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Seis Guerreiros  »

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There was talk of a sequel, to be titled 'Dondi Goes Native in Brooklyn,' and a television series, but neither materialized. See more »

Quotes

Perky: The kid needs a mother. Every kid needs a mother. Somebody to take his troubles to, or somebody to hear his prayers.
Peewee: Well, he could always bring his troubles to me. I'd be glad to hear his prayers. I like prayers.
Sammy Boy: You can't be no mother, Peewee. Mothers is female!
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Meadow in the Sky
Music by Mort Garson
Lyrics by Earl Shuman
Sung by Patti Page
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Is making really awful movie, maybe yes, Mr. Big-Producer-Buddy, please?
20 August 2004 | by (The Imperial Earth State) – See all my reviews

The summary line is, of course, intended to parody David Kory's very strange use of language in this film, but I can't shake myself of the idea that the pinhead who first proposed this as a project spoke of it in like glowing words.

The comic strip was okay for what it was. But trying to make a movie out of it? Watching this is a stomach-turner to be sure. The whole syrupy lovableness bit is nauseating, and I've heard stories of kids who watched this when it first came out having squirmed with embarrassment at it, which is pretty painful when you consider how undemanding kids usually are when it comes to kid-friendly movies. Even worse are the stale, unfunny jokes.

A sequel was planned, but thankfully it went nowhere. David Kory couldn't act, but even worse is the fact that his director couldn't, evidently, do his own job either.


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