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Kathy O' (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 24 September 1958 (USA)
A publicity man tries to hide a child film star's brattiness from a magazine writer, who happens to be his ex-wife.

Director:

Jack Sher

Writers:

Jack Sher (screenplay), Sy Gomberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Duryea ... Harry Johnson
Jan Sterling ... Celeste Saunders
Patty McCormack ... Kathy O'Rourke
Mary Fickett ... Helen Johnson
Sam Levene ... Ben Melnick
Mary Jane Croft ... Harriet Burton
Rickey Kelman ... Robert 'Bo' Johnson
Terry Kelman Terry Kelman ... Tommy Johnson
Ainslie Pryor Ainslie Pryor ... Lt. Chavez
Barney Phillips ... Matt Williams
Mel Leonard Mel Leonard ... Sid
Casey Walters Casey Walters ... Billy Blair
Walter Woolf King ... Donald C. Faber
Alexander Campbell ... Bixby
Joseph Sargent Joseph Sargent ... Mike
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Storyline

In person, child film star Kathy O'Rourke belies her sweet image. Studio publicity man Harry Johnson must keep Celeste, a national magazine writer, from discovering this when writing a piece on Kathy. This won't be easy; Celeste is Harry's ex-wife. To Harry's surprise, Kathy and Celeste make friends; it seems all Kathy really needed was love... But when Kathy runs away to join Celeste, Harry is suspected of kidnapping. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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That Little Shocker of "The Bad Seed" is Back to Rock You in a Whole New Wonderful Way! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Katy karkuteillä See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Ben Melnick: There's a law against hitting actresses. Legally, they're considered women.
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Soundtracks

Where Are You?
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
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What a Wonderful Picture!
28 August 2013 | by rbradle2-1See all my reviews

I saw this movie in a theater in 1958 or 1959 and I never forgot it. Tonight I watched it again on a tape that I recorded from AMC many years ago. Unfortunately, it is a pan and scan version of a CinemaScope picture. Patty McCormack was such a natural actress whom I fell in love with when I was 11 years old. The musical score was beautiful, especially when they played "Where Are You?" in the scenes where Dan Duryea and Jan Sterling were together. If only Universal would release this in a widescreen DVD, I'd be the first to buy it. It is perfect for the whole family and it has a Christmas theme. It's a shame that they don't make clean, entertaining family pictures like this today.


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