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Dondi (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 26 March 1961 (USA)
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 »

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Liz
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Walter Winchell
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Sergeant
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Dimmy
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Colonel
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Lt. Calhoun
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Gladdy
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Ted
Nola Thorp ...
Candy
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Sally
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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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The Kid Who Captured an Army!

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Music | War

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26 March 1961 (USA)  »

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Seis Guerreiros  »

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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 »

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[about Dondi]
Liz: How many people do you know can cross the Atlantic with only a hunk of salami as baggage?
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Dondi
Music by Mort Garson
Lyrics by Earl Shuman
Sung by Patti Page
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comments on Dondi - miss it!
9 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was 5 years old when I saw this movie. Even then I knew it was bad. My sisters and I (both older) STILL say the line "are you in there, lady buddy?" or is it 'lady-body'? Still unsure of that. It was a waste of $.50 then, and would be a waste of $3.99 now to rent it!

Rent 'The Courtship of Eddie's Father' instead. Ronnie Howard - who I had a little crush on then - is adorable, Shirley Jones lovely and Dina Merrill positively icy-cold. Watch for ingénue Stella Stevens - wow.

Or rent buy the TV series (started in 1969) of the same name. Bill Bixby (another crush - hey, I know my men!) is handsome, yummy and acted like a really good dad. Brandon Cruz lived in my neighborhood - Westchester, CA.


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