David Barton

Created by Jack Roberts

Catalina Interlude (1948) may not be much of a private eye movie but then, well, it's barely much of a movie either...

Clocking in at just eighteen minutes, it's a bit of fluff about private eye DAVID BARTON (Richard Webb) who's hired by a middle-aged movie star, Barbara Banton (Bernadene Hayes), to track down her runaway daughter Doris (Virginia Maxey) who's intent on breaking into showbiz.

With such a short time to wrap things up, Barton tracks her down pretty quickly -- auditioning for Jimmy Dorsey's orchestra at the Avalon Casino on Catalina Island off the coast of California.

But that's not all, folks.

Barton and Doris have time to fall in love, Barton confronts and wins over the mother, and Doris has time to warble a number or two with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.

This was the sixth and final entry in Paramount's Musical Parade Featurettes, a short-lived series of theatrical shorts.


    (1948, Paramount Pictures)
    18 minutes, colour
    Written by Jack Roberts
    Directed by
    Alvin Ganzer
    Produced by Harry Grey

    Starring Virginia Maxey as Doris Banton
    Richard Webb as DAVID BARTON
    Also starring Bernadene Hayes and Jimmy Dorsey as himself

Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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