It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful ... See full summary »

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Little Bob
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Titos Vandis ...
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George Skaff ...
Dr. Malvert
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It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital difficulties and Bob's son is up to some mischief. Could this year's pageant be in jeopardy? Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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Lauter nette Mädchen  »

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This is Annette O'Toole's first theatrical feature film. See more »

Goofs

During pageant finale, many letters in the electrical Young American Miss sign are unlit in a long shot of stage, but shine brightly in other angles. See more »

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Wilson Shears: Are you all right, darling? Can I get you anything? A doctor? A Pepsi?
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Because Mara Finerty's most noticeable scene in the movie shows her saying, "Rotting maggots of death, crawling out of the skull of war," she is listed in the closing credits as "Maggots Girl." See more »

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References All in the Family (1971) See more »

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Let the Good Times Roll
(1956)
Written by Leonard Lee (as L. Lee) and Shirley Goodman (uncredited)
Sung by Shirley Goodman (as Shirley) and Leonard Lee (as Lee)
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5 August 2007 | by (Nashvegas) – See all my reviews

My fellow commenters have done a lovely job of summing up the wonderfulness of this movie.

But I don't think enough has been said about Maria O'Brien.

She is the daughter of the late, great Edmond O'Brien, and she is off-the-hook funny in this movie.

I knew her "whackamolehthip" was laying it on thick, and I'm just a gringa with a good accent. And then she drops the accent when talking to the stage manager: "I need red and green gels for my entrance...."

"Applause, applause, applause...."

Maria O'Brien is brilliant.

She should be as famous as her father never was.


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