A 13-year-old girl who is a murder mystery fanatic gets mixed up in a real murder.A 13-year-old girl who is a murder mystery fanatic gets mixed up in a real murder.A 13-year-old girl who is a murder mystery fanatic gets mixed up in a real murder.
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A Tween Drama
A light murder mystery sanitized for the kids, Four Days Wonder starts with a young teen named Judy (Jeanne Dante) playing detective with her friend (Martha Sleeper). Judy is an orphan whose actress-aunt-caretaker (Margaret Irving) doesn't have her best interest at heart. When auntie comes home drunk one day, she slips on a rug and knocks her head on a pointy doorstop, and that's all she wrote. Judy feels guilty and runs off, leaving the incompetent police looking for a murderer/kidnapper that doesn't exist. The kids carry the show and they're very good. Dante didn't make many films which is too bad; she has the spunk and likeability of a young Deanna Durbin. Her sidekick Kenneth Howell is sweet as the boy trying to pretend he's a man. I wish Sleeper had a bigger role.
- Sep 1, 2021
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