Paddy O'Day

Paddy O'Day

Director: Lewis Seiler Cast: Jane Withers, Pinky Tomlin, Jane Darwell

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Overview

Paddy O'Day

Eight year old Paddy O'Day (Jane Withers) arrives at Ellis Island after a long sea voyage from Ireland, to be with her mother. But her mother is nowhere to be found when the ship docks, and the authorities are notified that Mrs. O'Day has died, only a few days ago -- the little girl will have to be sent back. Paddy has only been told that her mother is ill, and manages to sneak out off the island. After encountering a group of street urchins who try to make trouble for her -- and proving that she's got what it takes to take care of herself -- she makes her way to the large mansion on Long Island where her mother works, and learns the truth. The home is owned by Roy Ford (Pinky Tomlin), a studious upper-class bird fancier who has been browbeaten into life as an eccentric collector of stuffed birds by his two overbearing aunts (Vera Lewis, Louise Carter) -- their intention is to notify the authorities if Paddy shows up. But the servants, led by kindly maid Jane Darwell and initially unwilling butler Russell Simpson, decide to hide the child in the house while the aunts are away. Paddy chances to meet Roy, who takes a liking to her and decides to try and help her as well -- and when Paddy's very pretty shipboard friend Tamara Petrovich (Rita Cansino) shows up, along with her restauranteur cousin Mischa (George Givot), he starts to really come out of his shell. Mischa and Tamara will hide the little girl, and Mischa -- with help from a beverage new to Roy, called vodka -- convinces the young millionaire that there is a future in investing in his establishment. Roy likes the loosening up effect that vodka has on him, and also likes even more being around Tamara, and he soon becomes a new man -- not only a partner in the business, but a performer in the stage show that Mischa works up for his now-expanded restaurant
ight club, which includes Paddy along with Tamara. But Roy's aunts have returned home, and are as appalled by their nephew's new, joyful approach to life as they are by his apparent infatuation with an immigrant girl and her family. They hire an investigator (Clarence H. Wilson) to try to prove that Roy is mentally incompetent, and he soon discovers that the little Irish waif working in the act is in the United States illegally, a fact that, once reported to the authorities, will get not only get Paddy deported by Tamara as well.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2013
UPC: 0024543878247
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:13:00
Sales rank: 50,456

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Withers Paddy O'Day
Pinky Tomlin Ray Ford
Jane Darwell Dora
George Givot Mischa
Francis Ford Immigration Officer
Vera Lewis Aunt Flora Ford
Louise Carter Aunt Jane Ford
Russell Simpson Benton Butler
Michael Visaroff Popushka Petrovitch
Nina Visaroff Momushka Petrovitch
Demetrius Alexis Russian Musicians
Sherwood Bailey Actor
Egon Brecher Actor
Tommy Bupp Actor
Harvey Clark Ship's Doctor
Russ Clark New York Traffic Policeman
Ruth Clifford Actor
Hal K. Dawson Motorist
Robert Dudley Chauffeur
Larry Fisher Truck Driver
Rita Hayworth Tamara Petrovitch
Selmar Jackson Actor
Jane Keckley Maid
Myra Marsh Matron
Pat O'Malley Wilson
Richard Powell Taxi Driver
Jessie Pringle Actor
Evelyn Selbie Immigrant Woman
Leonid Snegoff Actor
Larry Steers First Class Passenger
Harry Watson Street Boy
Clarence H. Wilson Brewster

Technical Credits
Lewis Seiler Director
Lou Breslow Screenwriter
Alfred de Gaetano Editor
Edward Eliscu Screenwriter
Fanchon Choreography
Samuel Kaylin Musical Direction/Supervision
Arthur C. Miller Cinematographer
Helen A. Myron Costumes/Costume Designer
Ern Westmore Makeup
Sol Wurtzel Producer

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