Billie

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  • NR
Lace up your sneakers and get ready for fast-paced fun with this "first-rate" (The Hollywood Reporter) musical co-starring Oscar winner Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker) and Jim Backus ("Gilligan's Island")! Featuring Duke's "energetic and appealingly... read more
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Lace up your sneakers and get ready for fast-paced fun with this "first-rate" (The Hollywood Reporter) musical co-starring Oscar winner Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker) and Jim Backus ("Gilligan's Island")! Featuring Duke's "energetic and appealingly innocent" (Films & Filming) performance and memorable music, this "refreshingly unpretentious charmer is a fun film from beginning to end" (Citizen-News)! Billie (Duke) is a bright-eyed tomboy whose love of that crazy rock 'n' roll beat helps her outrun the entire high school boys' track team! But while she is winning medals, her father (Backus) is busy campaigning for mayor on a platform of male superiority! And to complicate things even further, Billie's new boyfriend Mike (Warren Berlinger)a fellow team member fearful of being left in the dust wants her to quit the squad forcing Billie to make a decision that could change her life forever!

Original Release

09/01/1965

US Release

09/01/1965

Cast

Patty Duke Billie Carol / Billie
Jim Backus Howard G. Carol
Jane Greer Agnes Carol
Warren Berlinger Mike Benson
Billy De Wolfe Mayor Charlie Davis
Charles Lane Coach Jones
Dick Sargent Matt Bullitt
Susan Seaforth Hayes Jean Matthews
Ted Bessell Bob Matthews
Richard Deacon Principal Arnold Wilson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Don Weis

Writers

Ronald Alexander

Cast

Patty Duke Billie Carol / Billie
Jim Backus Howard G. Carol
Jane Greer Agnes Carol
Warren Berlinger Mike Benson
Billy De Wolfe Mayor Charlie Davis
Charles Lane Coach Jones
Dick Sargent Matt Bullitt
Susan Seaforth Hayes Jean Matthews
Ted Bessell Bob Matthews
Richard Deacon Principal Arnold Wilson
Bobby Diamond Eddie Davis
Michael Fox Ray Case, Reporter
Clive Clerk Ted Chekas
Harlan Warde Doctor Hall
Jean MacRae Nurse Webb
Allan Grant Self - Life Magazine Photographer
Georgia Simmons Mrs. Hosenwacker
Arline Anderson Mrs. Clifton
Layte Bowden Miss Channing
Matty Jordan Reporter

Producers

Peter Lawford Executive Producer
John Ross Producer
Don Weis Producer

Editors

Adrienne Fazan

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