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The Yellow Canary (1963)

Andy (Pat Boone) is an arrogant pop singer about to be divorced by his wife (Barbara Eden) who treats his staff badly. On the same night he starts a job at a theater in Los Angeles his ... See full summary »

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Buzz Kulik

Writers:

Whit Masterson (novel), Rod Serling
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pat Boone ... Andy Paxton
Barbara Eden ... Lissa Paxton
Steve Forrest ... Hub Wiley
Jack Klugman ... Lt. Bonner
Jesse White ... Ed Thornburg
Steve Harris Steve Harris ... Bake
Milton Selzer ... Vecchio
Jeff Corey ... Joe
Jo Helton Jo Helton ... Rene Pyle
Vici Raaf ... Crystal Towers (as Vici Raff)
Harold Gould ... Ponelli
Joe Turkel ... Policeman
Charles Keane Charles Keane ... Reporter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Banner ... Sam Skolman
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Andy (Pat Boone) is an arrogant pop singer about to be divorced by his wife (Barbara Eden) who treats his staff badly. On the same night he starts a job at a theater in Los Angeles his infant son is kidnapped. Despite requests from the lead police officer on the case, Lieutenant Bonner (Jack Klugman), Paxton plays along with the kidnappers as they string him along even though they are willing to kill.

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His Favorite Color is Yellow, Like the Streak They Said Ran Down His Back! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1963 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El canario amarillo See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The gold records on display in Andy's home appear to be Pat Boone's own, as they all bear the Dot label, which was Boone's recording company at the time. See more »

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...a very good movie.
22 July 2006 | by xanadumichaelSee all my reviews

Though it has been well over 40 years since I saw "The Yellow Canary," my recollection is that it was a very good movie. What I specifically remember is a stand out performance by Pat Boone. So much so, I did not remember Barbara Eden's part in it. Boone spent most of his movie career in singing roles (e.g, State Fair) and/or more-or-less simplistic teen movies (e.g., "April Love," "Bernadine"). In this film, however, he provided a more than passable effort as a serious actor. It seems unfortunate he did not pursue more such roles, though he may have suffered from management that stifled his potential, much like happened to Elvis and Colonel Tom Parker's control of his career. It would be interesting to see the film today, and find out if the years have enhanced my memory or if, in fact, it's as good as I remember.


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