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Dondi (1961)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  26 March 1961 (USA)
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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
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Jo-Jo
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Gladdy
William Wellman Jr. ...
Ted
Nola Thorp ...
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The Kid Who Captured an Army!

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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 »

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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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An excruciating picture...bug-eyed sentiment with a wet bottom lip
24 January 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Italian boy, not only orphaned but apparently nameless, stows away with a group of too-chummy American GIs sailing for New York City; soon, little mush-mouthed 'Dondi'--as his soldier buddies have been instructed to call him--gets lost in the crowd and attaches himself to a con artist and an orphaned dog. Screenwriters Gus Edson and Irwin Hasen, basing their characters on the not-too-popular comic strip, certainly leave family audiences orphaned with this ridiculous treacle, full of artificial hugs and kisses. It's like being suffocated with valentines. David Kory is an indisputably terrible child actor...but to be fair, nobody in this cast comes out looking particularly good. Producer-director Albert Zugsmith cannot stage the simplest comedic gag without turning the principals on-screen into dummies. Patti Page, in adoptive-mommy mode, probably fares the best; she sings a hot version of "Jingle Bells" over the opening credits (was Zugsmith hoping his film would become a holiday perennial?) and manages to make conversation with Kory, which is amazing since I couldn't understand a word the kid was saying. A seat-numbing excuse for a kiddie matinée. * from ****


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