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The Yellow Canary (1963)

Andy (Pat Boone) is an arrogant pop singer about to be divorced by his wife (Barbara Eden) who treats his staff badly. On the same night he starts a job at a theater in Los Angeles his ... See full summary »

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writers:

Whit Masterson (novel), Rod Serling
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pat Boone ... Andy Paxton
Barbara Eden ... Lissa Paxton
Steve Forrest ... Hub Wiley
Jack Klugman ... Lt. Bonner
Jesse White ... Ed Thornburg
Steve Harris Steve Harris ... Bake
Milton Selzer ... Vecchio
Jeff Corey ... Joe
Jo Helton ... Rene Pyle
Vici Raaf ... Crystal Towers (as Vici Raff)
Harold Gould ... Ponelli
Joe Turkel ... Policeman
Charles Keane Charles Keane ... Reporter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Banner ... Sam Skolman
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Storyline

Andy (Pat Boone) is an arrogant pop singer about to be divorced by his wife (Barbara Eden) who treats his staff badly. On the same night he starts a job at a theater in Los Angeles his infant son is kidnapped. Despite requests from the lead police officer on the case, Lieutenant Bonner (Jack Klugman), Paxton plays along with the kidnappers as they string him along even though they are willing to kill.

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His Favorite Color is Yellow, Like the Streak They Said Ran Down His Back! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1963 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El canario amarillo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The gold records on display in Andy's home appear to be Pat Boone's own, as they all bear the Dot label, which was Boone's recording company at the time. See more »

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A good Mystery.
12 October 1999 | by Great-4See all my reviews

"The Yellow Canary", movie is the story of a singer who's baby is kidnapped. The best acting in the film is from Barbara Eden in one of her best dramatic roles of Lissa Paxton, the wife of the singer and mother of the baby son who's kidnapped. The reaction when she comes home and finds her baby son kidnapped is one of the best scenes in the film. A good mystery and story from Rod Serling.


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