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Petticoat Larceny (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | 17 July 1943 (USA)
An 11 year old radio star decides to throw in her scripts and go undercover to get a better feel for her roles, but when she is kidnapped, trouble soon follows in this comedy.

Director:

Ben Holmes

Writers:

Jack Townley (screenplay), Stuart Palmer (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ruth Warrick ... Pat Mitchell
Joan Carroll ... Joan Mitchell / Small Change
Walter Reed ... Bill Morgan
Wally Brown ... Sam Colfax
Tom Kennedy ... Pinky
Jimmy Conlin ... Jitters
Vince Barnett ... Stogie
Paul Guilfoyle ... Joe 'Tinhorn' Foster
Grant Withers ... Detective Hogan
Earle S. Dewey Earle S. Dewey ... Mr. J.C. Crandall (as Earl Dewey)
Charles Coleman ... Higgins the Butler
Cliff Clark ... Lieutenant Hackett
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An 11 year old radio star decides to throw in her scripts and go undercover to get a better feel for her roles, but when she is kidnapped, trouble soon follows in this comedy.

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Garota Caprichosa See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Two cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Hal Melone (Page Boy) and Dick Baron (Newsboy). James Dunn was listed in a contemporary news item as a cast member, but he also was not seen in the movie. See more »

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Joan Carroll shines despite it all
26 October 2002 | by Michael1958See all my reviews

Like Obliging Young Lady, this film was supposed to launch a Shirley Temple like career for Joan. The only trouble was that the script writers didn't give her more lines, better roles and the like. As seen in supporting roles like those in Meet Me in St. Louis, The Bells of St. Marys and Tomorrow the World-she was a talented young actress, who with more work and better care film career wise she could have done so much better work. Still, this film is worth watching to see Joan in her starring glory, for what it was.


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