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Kathleen
     

Kathleen

Director: Harold S. Bucquet,

Cast: Harold S. Bucquet, Shirley Temple, Herbert Marshall, Laraine Day

 
Having tried to wrest Shirley Temple away from 20th Century-Fox for nearly seven years, MGM was finally able to put the enormously popular child star under contract in 1941. Alas, by this time the bloom was off the rose for 13-year-old Temple, and her inaugural MGM production Kathleen was met with sublime indifference. For the record, the film casts Temple as

Overview

Having tried to wrest Shirley Temple away from 20th Century-Fox for nearly seven years, MGM was finally able to put the enormously popular child star under contract in 1941. Alas, by this time the bloom was off the rose for 13-year-old Temple, and her inaugural MGM production Kathleen was met with sublime indifference. For the record, the film casts Temple as Kathleen Davis, the irritatingly forthright daughter of neglectful widower John Davis (Herbert Marshall). Fed up with being left in charge of her superstrict nursemaid (Nella Walker), Kathleen welcomes the arrival of her new governess, warm-hearted Dr. A. Martha Kent (Laraine Day). In her usual take-charge manner, our heroine begins trying to arrange a marriage between her father and Martha, choosing to ignore the fact that Mr. Davis already has a fiancee in the form of actress Lorraine Bennett (Gail Patrick). So poorly did Kathleen fare at the box office that MGM dropped Shirley Temple's contract after this one film.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2015
UPC:
0888574142568
Original Release:
1941
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
5,157

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shirley Temple Kathleen Davis
Herbert Marshall John Davis
Laraine Day Dr. Angela Martha Kent
Gail Patrick Lorraine Bennett
Felix Bressart Mr. Schoner
Nella Walker Mrs. Farrell
Lloyd Corrigan Dr. Montague Foster
Guy Bellis Jarvis
Wade Boteler Policeman
Charles Judels Manager
Florence Bates Mr. Schoner's Customer
Else Argal Maid
Margaret Bert Margaret
James Flavin Moving Man
Joe Yule Sign Painter
Monte Collins Moving Man

Technical Credits
Harold S. Bucquet Director
Daniele Amfitheatrof Score Composer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
George Haight Producer
Mary C. McCall Screenwriter
Conrad A. Nervig Editor
Wade B. Rubottom Art Director
Kay Van Riper Original Story
Sidney Wagner Cinematographer
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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