Adventures of Kitty O\’Day Film Details
Overview: Dragging along her spineless boyfriend Johnny, hare-brained secretary Kitty O’Day is unstoppable as she tries to determine her boss’s murderer. In her exuberance she and Johnny keep running…
Tagline: KITTY CHASES KILLERS…And Gets Her Man! The body was missing…but Kitty was willing!
Review: That is the cemetery plot of movies that were D.O.A. One-shot director William Beaudine could sometimes take a sows ear of a script and turn it into a silk purse, with clever dialog, amusing characters and inspired casting. But for this sequel to “Detective Kitty O’Day”, he simply took the same story, moved it to the location of Jean Parker and Peter Cookson’s newest employer, and had the script changed a bit to make it appear fresh. Now the pair is working for a major hotel when the boss gets the axe, shot rather than drowned like her boss in the first film. To see this on a double bill with the previous entry in this (fortunately) two entry series is to waste an additional hour of viewing and a reminded that just because the poverty row studios turned out a few classics doesn’t exclude them from having had some duds as well. The cheap sets and blurry photography only document the quick production schedule shooting of many Monogram films with no thought to the viewers recalling, “Wait a minute. Didn’t I see this one once before with the exact same characters?”. At least the laundry shoot scene where Parker, Cookson and the new detective working with veteran character actor Tim Ryan (husband of “Beverly Hillbillies” granny Irene Ryan and one of the writers of this opus) is a lot funnier than the window ledge sequence of the first. The absence of the original detective is explained by him being in a mental institution. He probably just read the script, panicked and said, “Oh no, not this again!”.
Duration: 63 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Also known as: Adventures of Kitty O’Day,Detektivernes Overmand,As Aventuras de Kitty O’Day,Kitty O’Day Comes Through,Las aventuras de Kitty O’Day