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Dondi (1961)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  26 March 1961 (USA)
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Walter Winchell ...
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Mickey Shaughnessy ...
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Peewee
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Colonel
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Perky
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Jo-Jo
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Gladdy
William Wellman Jr. ...
Ted
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Candy
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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 »

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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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Watching this movie is like either having a bad toothache or hearing fingernails on a black board...
27 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dondi is not the worst movie I have ever seen or even in my bottom 20. That said, it is still a terrible movie. There may be those who like it, but for me I saw it once as a child and kind of liked it but when I re watched it I was literally appalled at what I just watched.

To me the film looks dated, the cinematography is dreary and the sets, costumes and scenery didn't do much for me either. Likewise with the soundtrack, I liked the use of the single harmonica but nothing stuck out as memorable. The script is absolutely awful, the jokes are unfunny and tiresome while the sentimentality really left a bad taste in my mouth.

The story is very badly paced and predictable and the direction is leaden. The acting I don't know where to begin criticising, David Janssen looks both humiliated and bored, while David Kory in the title role is incredibly irritating and can't act if his life depends on it.

So all in all, not the worst but still an awful movie. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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