The Mad Martindales (1942)


The Mad Martindales (1942)

In 1900, the Martindale family is in dire straits, due to eccentric Hugo's spendthrift ways. His daughter Evelyn Martindale is proposed to by rich Peter Varney, but she loves the poor Julio. But younger sister Kathy plots to save the day, not realizing that father Hugo has plans of his own underway.
IMDb  6.8 /10
Director Alfred L. Werker
Writer Francis Edward Faragoh
Writer Wesley Towner
Writer Ludwig Hirschfeld
Writer Edmund Wolf
Release Date1942-05-15
Runtime1h 5mins
GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
Content RatingApproved (Approved)
CompanyTwentieth Century Fox
Kathy Martindale
Evelyn Martindale
Hugo Martindale
Bobby Bruce Turner
Peter Varney (as Byron Barr)
Virgil Hickling
Grandmother Varney
Wallace Butler
Smythe Butler
Jan Van Der Venne
Jefferson Gow
Hal K. Dawson
Hal K. Dawson
Hotel clerk

The Mad Martindales

The Mad Martindales is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Alfred L. Werker and written by Francis Edward Faragoh. It is based on the 1939 play Not for Children by Wesley Towner. The film stars Jane Withers, Marjorie Weaver, Alan Mowbray, Jimmy Lydon, Gig Young, George Reeves and Charles Lane. The film was released on May 15, 1942, by 20th Century Fox.


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  • Jane Withers as Kathy Martindale
  • Marjorie Weaver as Evelyn Martindale
  • Alan Mowbray as Hugo Martindale
  • Jimmy Lydon as Bobby Bruce Turner
  • Gig Young as Peter Varney
  • George Reeves as Julio Rigo
  • Charles Lane as Virgil Hickling
  • Kathleen Howard as Grandmother Varney
  • Robert Greig as Wallace Butler
  • Brandon Hurst as Smythe Butler
  • Steven Geray as Jan Van Der Venne
  • Victor Sen Yung as Jefferson Gow
  • Emma Dunn as Agnes
  • Hal K. Dawson as Hotel clerk
  • Don Dillaway as Lawyer
  • Tom Yuen as Chang Gow
  • Otto Hoffman as Pawnbroker
  • Alec Craig as Coachman
  • Harry Shannon as Policeman
  • Dick French as Barber
  • Jack Chefe as Barber