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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
Jesse White ...
Ed Thornburg
Steve Harris ...
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Milton Selzer ...
Vecchio
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Joe
Jo Helton ...
Rene Pyle
Vici Raaf ...
Crystal Towers (as Vici Raff)
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Ponelli
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Charles Keane ...
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Sam Skolman
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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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Childhood Memories
9 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was just 13 years old, and it scared me to death. I remember that the movie theater had trouble opening the curtain all the way at the beginning of the movie, which only made the whole experience even more bizarre, and it was one of the opening scenes that really freaked me out. I can still see it in my mind today, some 40 years later. From what I remember, I would compare it to "Cape Fear" and "Wait Until Dark" for comparable chills. I suspect that it would play pretty innocently these days, but I would love to see it again just to see how much of what I remember was really there. Anybody have any leads on where to find this, contact me at wsjo69@yahoo.com.


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