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Katie Did It (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 April 1951 (USA)
Katherine Standish, who has been brought up in a strict manner in a prudish New England town, falls in love with a city slicker commercial artist, Peter Van Arden. The romance blossoms ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Katherine Standish
... Peter Van Arden
... Nathaniel B. Wakeley VI
... Jim Dilloway
... Merill T. Grumby
... Stuart Grumby
William H. Lynn ... Clarence Spivvens (as William Lynn)
... Aunt Priscilla Wakely
... Steven Goodrich
... Conductor
Raymond Largay ... Rev. Turner
Peter Leeds ... 'Odds' Burton
Ethyl May Halls ... Abigail
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Katherine Standish, who has been brought up in a strict manner in a prudish New England town, falls in love with a city slicker commercial artist, Peter Van Arden. The romance blossoms until Katie falls victim of some false information, and becomes convinced that Peter is already married and the father of two children. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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She May Have Gone Wrong but Boy!... she wasn't Bad!

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Comedy | Romance

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1 April 1951 (USA)  »

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A Culpa Foi da Katie  »

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Sweet Genevieve
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Lyrics by George Cooper
Music by Henry Tucker
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Can a straight-laced librarian find love with a kooky artist?
6 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Katherine Standish (Ann Blyth) is a very, very proper New England librarian in a town of extremely proper people. However, when a goofy artist, Peter Van Arden (Mark Stevens) arrives, all sorts of problems develop. He has contempt for rules and mores and delights in making the locals blush...particularly the pretty librarian. However, the more she protests, the more the viewer realizes that she and Peter will be married by the end of the picture...even though she already has a fiancé. How does it all unfold? See the film.

"Katie Did It" is a sweet and inconsequential little film. It won't change your life but has a few laughs and a nice romance. And, things do get pretty crazy after Peter decides to paint some racy pictures of Katherine...and the town's reaction and how he deals with this are all quite clever and engaging.


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