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Kathleen

1941 1h 28m Comedy Drama List
Reviews 46% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Twelve year-old Kathleen Davis (Shirley Temple) finds comfort from the loneliness caused by her neglectful father, John (Herbert Marshall), by daydreaming plots against her hated governess. To Kathleen's dismay, John brings home haughty Lorraine Bennett (Gail Patrick) and announces she will be Kathleen's new mother. A medical specialist advises John to have Kathleen see psychologist Dr. Angela Kent (Laraine Day), who immediately sides with Kathleen and concludes that it is John who needs help. Read More Read Less

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Elena de la Torre Cine-Mundial Shirley has returned to the big screen with her usual enthusiasm. [Full Review in Spanish] Sep 11, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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ashley h Kathleen is a disappointing film. It is about an adorable charmer begins vying with her father's new girlfriend for her daddy's attention. Shirley Temples and Herbert Marshall give horrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. Harold S. Bucquet did a terrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member On of my favorite Temple saves! Temple transitions well in this teenage role and entire cast is great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Such a great hidden gem! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Temple's first movie 4 MGM after leaving 20th century/fox. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Twelve year-old Kathleen Davis (Shirley Temple) finds comfort from the loneliness caused by her neglectful father, John (Herbert Marshall), by daydreaming plots against her hated governess. To Kathleen's dismay, John brings home haughty Lorraine Bennett (Gail Patrick) and announces she will be Kathleen's new mother. A medical specialist advises John to have Kathleen see psychologist Dr. Angela Kent (Laraine Day), who immediately sides with Kathleen and concludes that it is John who needs help.
Director
Harold S. Bucquet
Producer
George Haight
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Jan 27, 2015
Runtime
1h 28m