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Dondi (1961)

Six American GIs stationed in Italy befriend an orphaned boy, but the soldiers remain unaware that the lad has stowed away with them when they return to the U.S. The six go their separate ... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Zugsmith

Writers:

Gus Edson, Irwin Hasen (comic strip)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Dealey
Patti Page ... Liz
Walter Winchell ... Walter Winchell
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Sergeant
Robert Strauss ... Sammy Boy
Arnold Stang ... Peewee
Louis Quinn ... Dimmy
Gale Gordon ... Colonel
Dick Patterson ... Perky
Susan Kelly Susan Kelly ... Lt. Calhoun
John Melfi ... Jo-Jo
Bonnie Scott ... Gladdy
William Wellman Jr. ... Ted
Nola Thorp Nola Thorp ... Candy
Joan Staley ... Sally
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Storyline

Six American GIs stationed in Italy befriend an orphaned boy, but the soldiers remain unaware that the lad has stowed away with them when they return to the U.S. The six go their separate ways, leaving the tyke aloin in the big city. Now, New York becomes one big adventure for a little Italian boy named Dondi.

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Taglines:

The Kid Who Captured an Army!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Music | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seis Guerreiros See more »

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Mono
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Trivia

One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Quotes

Dondi: Goshers! Chow! Is sure smelling good, Mr. Dealey-Buddy. Is tasting good, too?
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Soundtracks

Dondi
Music by Mort Garson
Lyrics by Earl Shuman
Sung by Patti Page
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A bad comic strip on screen.
16 May 2000 | by yenloSee all my reviews

Saw this picture ages ago. Leonard Maltin hit the nail on the head when he said "Watch this film and you'll know why Janssen became a fugitive"! The comic strip was never very good and this film is ten times worse. If it had even a shred of Sci-Fi in it MST3K could swoop down on it for some laughs but it doesn't. David Janssen did fine work in his career but this is certainly the worst he was ever in.


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