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Dondi (1961)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dealey
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Liz
Walter Winchell ...
Walter Winchell
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
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
John Melfi ...
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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A census taker named Alan Cory spotted David Kory playing in the street, and brought him to the attention of producer-director-writer Albert Zugsmith, who cast the boy in the leading role. Cory was rewarded by being hired as dialogue director for the film. See more »

Quotes

[Dondi is praying]
Dondi: I wish you make them let me stay in America, Mr. Big-Buddy, please.
Liz: Dondi's talking to the most influential friend of all!
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Meadow in the Sky
Music by Mort Garson
Lyrics by Earl Shuman
Sung by Patti Page
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A bad comic strip on screen.
16 May 2000 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Saw this picture ages ago. Leonard Maltin hit the nail on the head when he said "Watch this film and you'll know why Janssen became a fugitive"! The comic strip was never very good and this film is ten times worse. If it had even a shred of Sci-Fi in it MST3K could swoop down on it for some laughs but it doesn't. David Janssen did fine work in his career but this is certainly the worst he was ever in.


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