My Pal Gus

Overview

Gus George Winslow is the young son of divorced industrialist Dave Jennings Richard Widmark. Unable to cope with Gus' mischievous streak, Jennings places the boy in a day-care center. Gus' teacher Lydia Marble Joanne Dru manages to curb the boy's prankishness, and along the way falls in love with Jennings. Enter the villainess of the piece: Jennings' ex-wife Joyce Audrey Totter, who claims that the divorce is invalid and demands a huge sum from Jennings, lest she claim custody of Gus. In the end, it comes down to...
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Overview

Gus George Winslow is the young son of divorced industrialist Dave Jennings Richard Widmark. Unable to cope with Gus' mischievous streak, Jennings places the boy in a day-care center. Gus' teacher Lydia Marble Joanne Dru manages to curb the boy's prankishness, and along the way falls in love with Jennings. Enter the villainess of the piece: Jennings' ex-wife Joyce Audrey Totter, who claims that the divorce is invalid and demands a huge sum from Jennings, lest she claim custody of Gus. In the end, it comes down to priorities: does Jennings value his son over his money, or vice versa? My Pal Gus is no Kramer vs. Kramer, but it does pass the time in an agreeable manner.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
My Pal Gus is worth seeing for those who only know Richard Widmark from his more serious roles. The actor, often cast as a tough guy, had considerable more range than is often evident in his more famous films, and Gus gives him plenty of room to show his softer side, as well as his ability to play light comedy. Gus is far from a great movie; it's often gooey and sentimental, and those who don't like family comedies in which the child is used simply as a pawn will probably not find Gus to their liking. But if some of the plot machinations are a bit much, the screenwriters have at least provided some decent lines and a general set-up that can't fail to produce the desired results. Robert Parrish's direction is adequate; there's nothing to write home about here, but it gets the job done in an orderly fashion. As indicated above, Widmark is in very fine form, and there's a great chemistry between the star and George Winslow, whose distinctive voice and cute demeanor will charm viewers. Joanne Dru is quite good as the school teacher/love interest and Audrey Totter appropriately scheming as the ex-wife who wants more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2012
  • UPC: 024543848615
  • Original Release: 1952
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Mod
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,548

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Widmark Dave Jennings
Joanne Dru Lydia Marble
Audrey Totter Joyce
George Winslow Gus Jennings
Regis Toomey Farley Norris
Joan Banks Ivy Tolliver
Ludwig Donath Karl
Ann Morrison Polly Pahlman
Lisa Golm Anna
Christopher Olsen Tommy
Mimi Gibson Judy
Sandy Descher Tot
Marie Brown Mrs. Lipton
Gordon Nelson Mr. Wilbur
William Cottrell Hotel Manager
Jay Adler Van Every
Frank Marlowe Delivery Man
Franklin Farnum Attorney
Otto Forrest Toy Store Clerk
James Flavin Bailiff
Frank Nelson McNary
Mabel Albertson
Robert Foulk Mr. Evans
Jonathan Hale Judge
Bill Dyer Reporter
Jerrilyn Flannery
Technical Credits
Robert Parrish Director
Paul S. Fox Set Decoration/Design
Robert Fritch Editor
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Albert Hogsett Art Director
Fay Kanin Screenwriter
Michael Kanin Screenwriter
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Lionel Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Stanley Crea Rubin Producer
Leo Tover Cinematographer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
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