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Dondi (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 26 March 1961 (USA)
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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Liz
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Walter Winchell
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Sergeant
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Dimmy
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Colonel
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Susan Kelly ...
Lt. Calhoun
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Gladdy
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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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The casting of the leading role was narrowed down to two candidates: David Kory, who got the part, and Damon Lanza, the son of actor-singer Mario Lanza. See more »

Quotes

Dondi: Goshers! Chow! Is sure smelling good, Mr. Dealey-Buddy. Is tasting good, too?
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Dondi
Music by Mort Garson
Lyrics by Earl Shuman
Sung by Patti Page
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Worse than a toothache
7 January 2006 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

It was 1977. My brother was lying on the couch with the worst toothache of his life. All he could do was lie there hurting. Then my sister turned on the t.v. and Dondi was on. For half an hour, my brother lay there growing angrier and angrier at the sound of Dondi's voice, which has been known to cause heads to explode. Finally, my brother got so sick of the treacly parade of sap that is Dondi that he said one word in disgust: "Dumbi". The pain of the movie was worse than the pain of his tooth. My brother thought he suffered enough, but after Dondi came the movie Dunderklumpen. Let's just say he forgot all about his toothache.


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