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Detective Kitty O'Day (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | 13 May 1944 (USA)
A girl and her boyfriend are suspected of murdering her employer. They have to clear their names and find the real killer.


William Beaudine


Tim Ryan (screenplay), Victor Hammond (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Jean Parker ... Kitty O'Day
Peter Cookson ... Johnny Jones
Tim Ryan ... Inspector Clancy
Veda Ann Borg ... Mrs. Wentworth
Edward Gargan ... Mike (as Ed Gargan)
Douglas Fowley ... Harry Downs
Pat Gleason Pat Gleason ... Taxi Driver
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Charles - Wentworth's Butler
Edward Earle ... Oliver M. Wentworth
Herbert Heyes ... Attorney Robert Jeffers


A girl and her boyfriend are suspected of murdering her employer. They have to clear their names and find the real killer.

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A Glamorous Sleuth...ON A MAN HUNT! See more »


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Release Date:

13 May 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detektiverne paa Sporet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was first telecast in New York City Tuesday 10 August 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Detroit Tuesday 9 November 1948 on WJBK (Channel 2), in Chicago Tuesday 7 December 1948 on WBKB (Channel 4), in Los Angeles Tuesday 1 March 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5), and in Syracuse NY Wednesday 27 July 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8). See more »


Followed by Adventures of Kitty O'Day (1945) See more »

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Total Slapstick
22 September 2013 | by howdymaxSee all my reviews

I agree with a previous reviewer when he said he loves the old Monogram programmers. I do too. In fact, I took the time to track down and visit the address of the studio at the wrong end of Sunset Blvd some years ago. (The studio is now a PBS station and the offices are a take out chicken joint). But this attempt at putting together yet another amateur detective couple fizzled badly. Cross Torchy Blaine with The Mad Miss Manton, cut the budget in half, and give it to Bill "One Shot" Beaudine to direct, and there you are. The story isn't bad, but there are endless scenes of the the two sleuths creeping around dark rooms, tripping over furniture, and arguing with the dummy cops. We've seen it all before, and we've seen it done better.

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