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The Yellow Canary (1963)

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Andy (Pat Boone) is an arrogant pop singer about to be divorced by his wife (Barbara Eden) who treas his staff badly. On the same night he starts a job at a theater in Los Angeles his ... See full summary »

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Andy Paxton
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Lissa Paxton
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Hub Wiley
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Lt. Bonner
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Ed Thornburg
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Milton Selzer ...
Vecchio
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Joe
Jo Helton ...
Rene Pyle
Vici Raaf ...
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Ponelli
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Charles Keane ...
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Andy (Pat Boone) is an arrogant pop singer about to be divorced by his wife (Barbara Eden) who treas his staff badly. On the same night he starts a job at a theater in Los Angeles his infant son is kidnapped. Despite requests from the lead police officer on the case, Lieutenant Bonner (Jack Klugman), Paxton plays along with the kidnappers as they string him along even though they are willing to kill. Written by Anonymous

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The yellow canary is a soft yellow thing. That's what you are Paxton...a soft yellow thing! See more »

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9 August 1963 (West Germany)  »

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El canario amarillo  »

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The gold records on display in Andy's home appear to be Pat Boone's own, as they all bear the Dot label, which was Boone's recording company at the time. See more »

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2 August 2005 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

I agree 100% with Jonboy1 from Texas. Pat Boone gives a very credible performance as the smooth nightclub singer, Andy Paxton. He teams again with Barbara Eden (together first in "All Hands on Deck - 1961?) who plays his wife, and is the "yellow canary" who like the proverbial worm, turns. Jack Klugman, always a welcome presence on screen appears as the probing Lieutenant Bonner. 1950s film luminary, Jeff Corey also makes an appearance. I cannot understand why this film has been canned when many less deserving films appear on DVD. Another of Pat's efforts "Never Put It In Writing" is similarly discarded while the nonsensical "The Horror of it All" is available. Strange! If anyone knows where I can buy a copy, I would be obliged.


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