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Daddy-O (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Music, Mystery | March 1958 (USA)
Phil, a part-time truck driver and singer who wears his pants far too high, meets a feisty platinum blonde who challenges him to a drag race through Griffith Park. When he is caught and ... See full summary »

Director:

Lou Place

Writer:

David Moessinger (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Contino Dick Contino ... Phil Sandifer
Sandra Giles Sandra Giles ... Jana Ryan
Bruno VeSota ... Sidney Chillas (as Bruno VeSoto)
Gloria Victor Gloria Victor ... Marcia Hayes
Ron McNeil Ron McNeil ... Duke Manion
Tipp McClure Tipp McClure ... Bruce Green (as Jack McClure)
Sonia Torgeson Sonia Torgeson ... Peg Lawrence
Kelly Gordon Kelly Gordon ... Ken
Hank Mann ... Barney
Joseph Donte Joseph Donte ... Frank Wooster
Joseph Martin Joseph Martin ... Kerm
Robert Banas Robert Banas ... Sonny DiMarco (as Bob Banas)
John Garwood ... (as Gabe Delutri)
Ruth Scott Ruth Scott
William Riggs William Riggs
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Storyline

Phil, a part-time truck driver and singer who wears his pants far too high, meets a feisty platinum blonde who challenges him to a drag race through Griffith Park. When he is caught and loses his license, he meets up with the sketchy Frank Wooster who offers him a job singing in his new nightclub. When Phil discovers that his new job also includes drug running, he must fight to save his friends and himself. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Alive!! With the Beat and the Heat of Today's Rock-N-Roll Generation! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Out on Probation See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Imperial Productions See more »
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Mono
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This film marks composer John Williams's first feature film score. See more »

Goofs

Daddy-O's lips clearly do not match the lyrics he's supposed to be singing in any of the songs he sings. See more »

Quotes

Bruce Green: Couldn't help ya if I wanted to, fella. Gym policy.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Beatniks (1992) See more »

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Sorry, Can't help you, gym policy
2 October 1999 | by Jared G.See all my reviews

This is a fun movie. It's bad enough to laugh at but not so incomprehensible as to be completely frustrated by it. Contino is a hoot as the lead and VeSota is actually pretty decent. A staple of Corman films, VeSota is not really a terrible actor, just is laden down with flat, character roles. The Guy who runs the gym though, Bruce, is just so GOOFY that it defies belief. It seems his permanent expression is to squint through thick glasses with a gawking mouth.

Has a pretty bad soundtrack too, filled with Contino songs. The rest of the score was done by John Williams. Yes, THAT John Williams, the same who did Jaws, ET, and Star Wars.


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