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The Toy Tiger (1956)

Approved | | Comedy | 13 December 1957 (Portugal)
Advertising executive Gwen Taylor sends her art director Rick Todd on a mission to bring an artist back to the commercial fold. Meanwhile, Gwen's fatherless son Timmie, at a remote boys' ... See full summary »

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Jerry Hopper

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Marcella Burke (story), Frederick Kohner (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeff Chandler ... Rick Todd
Laraine Day ... Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Taylor
Tim Hovey ... Timmie Harkinson
Richard Haydn ... John Fusenot
Cecil Kellaway ... James Fusenot
David Janssen ... Larry Tripps
Judson Pratt ... Mike Wyman
Tom Nolan Tom Nolan ... 'Owly' Kimmel (as Butch Bernard)
Brad Morrow ... Freddy Doobin
Jacqueline deWit ... Edna
Mary Field ... Miss Elsie
Robert Anderson ... State Trooper
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Advertising executive Gwen Taylor sends her art director Rick Todd on a mission to bring an artist back to the commercial fold. Meanwhile, Gwen's fatherless son Timmie, at a remote boys' school, is riding for a fall by manufacturing evidence of his "explorer father." By an amazing coincidence, Rick steps off the bus at just the right moment for Timmie to recruit him as "father" without his knowledge. With no intention of collaborating, the befuddled Rick is carried along by the sweep of events. Who can predict the outcome? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1957 (Portugal) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Toy Tiger (1956)
17 February 2005 | by dustyspoonSee all my reviews

This is one of my all time favourite movies. It is the story of a small fatherless boy, Timmie Harkinson, played by Tim Hovey, and his smile will captivate you. Timmie is sent to a Boarding School by his mother, Gwen Taylor (Laraine day), which is run by two brothers, played by Richard Hayson and Cecil Kellaway who do an excellent bit of acting in their roles. Timmie's mom sends her art director, Rick Todd ( Jeff Chandler) to find and bring back an artist. Where this story knits itself together is when Timmie, who has fabricated an "Explorer father" and, unknowingly to Rick, recruits him to be his "father." I'm sure that this story will touch your heart. I, personally can't wait for them to bring it out on DVD. For many years, this film was shown on TV late night movies. I can't remember when I last saw it, but it is still very much in my head and heart. I truly hope & pray that someone will change that for us all, and bring it out on DVD in the very near future.


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