Detective Kitty O'Day (May 13, 1944)

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Detective Kitty O'Day
 

Released on May 13, 1944: Red-headed secretary Kitty O'Day goes to her boss' mansion to do some work before he leaves on a trip and when she discovers his dead body she decides to find the killer with the help of her boyfriend Johnny.

Produced by Lindsley Parsons

Directed by William Beaudine

The Actors: Jean Parker (Kitty O'Day), Peter Cookson (Johnny Jones), Tim Ryan (Chief Inspector Clancy), Veda Ann Borg (Mrs. Wentworth), Edward Gargan (Police Detective Mike), Douglas Fowley (Harry Downs), Pat Gleason (taxi cab driver), Olaf Hytten (Wentworth's butler Charles), Edward Earle (Oliver M. Wentworth), Herbert Heyes (attorney Robert Jeffers), Fred Aldrich (policeman Joe Kasinski), Frank Hagney (Spike), I. Stanford Jolley (desk clerk at the Fenton Arms), Wilbur Mack (the coroner), Dewey Robinson (building watchman), Hal Taggart (man loitering outside building)

 

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The Red-Headed Detective

In this murder comedy Jean Parker is nosy secretary Kitty O’Day, who can’t seem to tell the truth when the police are around. She isn’t lying to hide any evil doings, just telling the cops what she thinks they want to hear instead of just telling the truth. She thinks that her lies will be more believable than the truth. Red headed actress Jean Parker was much the same in her real life. In the 1930 federal census she claims that her real name is Lois M. Green, daughter of Lewis Green . . . But that was a lie. She claimed to be born in Deer Lodge, Montana, but that was a lie, she was born in Butte, Montana. In 1931 at the age of 16, she painted a picture of Father Time in a contest for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Ida Koverman saw her winning painting and noticed that she was a very beautiful red head, so she mentioned her beauty and personality to her boss Louis B. Mayer, head of MGM movie studios. When Mayer met her he immediately signed her to a movie contract. She decided that her real name and background was not as interesting as it should be. So Luis Stephanie Zalinska kept the Lois Mae Green name that she was using, and used Jean Parker as a stage name, claiming Lois Mae Green as her ‘real’ name. The perky red-headed beauty was married four times and divorced four times . . . well, maybe three and a half times. Fourth husband Robert Lowery filed for divorce in 1957 after six years of marriage, but at his death in 1971 the divorce had still not been finalized. But when all is said and done, her adventures with the truth as she wanted it to be did no harm to anyone and provided us with some marvelous performances on the big screen, including this hilarious murder mystery. Was she really Luis Stephanie Zalinska, or Lois Mae Green, or someone else entirely? It makes little difference to her audiences what her real name was and what her real background was, because like every great actor, she really became the character that she wanted us to know, on screen as well as when the camera was not rolling. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy her show.

Douglas Fowley
Douglas Fowley
Edward Earle
Edward Earle
Edward Gargan and Veda Ann Borg
Edward Gargan and Veda Ann Borg
Edward Gargan
Edward Gargan
Frank Hagney and Herbert Heyes
Frank Hagney and Herbert Heyes
Hal Taggart and Peter Cookson
Hal Taggart and Peter Cookson
Herbert Heyes
Herbert Heyes
Herbert Heyes, Tim Ryan and Jean Parker
Herbert Heyes, Tim Ryan and Jean Parker
Herbert Heyes
Herbert Heyes
I. Stanford Jolley
I. Stanford Jolley
I. Stanford Jolley
I. Stanford Jolley
Jean Parker and Olaf Hytten
Jean Parker and Olaf Hytten
Jean Parker, Peter Cookson and Edward Gargan
Jean Parker, Peter Cookson and Edward Gargan
Jean Parker and Peter Cookson
Jean Parker and Peter Cookson
Olaf Hytten and Jean Parker
Olaf Hytten and Jean Parker
Olaf Hytten
Olaf Hytten
Pat Gleason
Pat Gleason
Pat Gleason
Pat Gleason
Peter Cookson and Jean Parker
Peter Cookson and Jean Parker
Peter Cookson and Jean Parker
Peter Cookson and Jean Parker
Peter Cookson, Tim Ryan and Jean Parker
Peter Cookson, Tim Ryan and Jean Parker
Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan, Edward Gargan and Jean Parker
Tim Ryan, Edward Gargan and Jean Parker
Tim Ryan and Edward Gargan
Tim Ryan and Edward Gargan
Tim Ryan and Herbert Heyes
Tim Ryan and Herbert Heyes
Tim Ryan, Jean Parker and Peter Cookson
Tim Ryan, Jean Parker and Peter Cookson
Tim Ryan and Jean Parker
Tim Ryan and Jean Parker
Tim Ryan and Veda Ann Borg
Tim Ryan and Veda Ann Borg
Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan and Jean Parker
Tim Ryan and Jean Parker
Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan
Veda Ann Borg
Veda Ann Borg
Veda Ann Borg and Douglas Fowley
Veda Ann Borg and Douglas Fowley