GenreComedy, Mystery, Romance Music directorEdward J. Kay LanguageEnglish
WriterTim Ryan, Victor Hammond Release dateMay 13, 1944 CastJean Parker (Kitty O'Day), Peter Cookson (Johnny Jones), Tim Ryan (Inspector Clancy), Veda Ann Borg (Mrs. Georgia Wentworth), Edward Gargan (Detective Mike Storm (as Ed Gargan)), Douglas Fowley (Harry Downs aka Jerry Benson) Similar moviesSatan Met a Lady, Pursuit, The Black Bird, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Maltese Falcon, The Last Boy Scout
TaglineHELP! HELP! MURDER!...and YOU'RE THE VICTIM!
Detective Kitty O'Day is a 1944 American comedy mystery film directed by William Beaudine and starring Jean Parker, Peter Cookson and Tim Ryan. The film was intended as an attempt to create a new low-budget detective series, but only one sequel, Adventures of Kitty O'Day (1945), was made.
After her boss is murdered, secretary and aspiring detective Kitty O'Day sees a chance to put her skills to the test to the annoyance of the investigating police officer Inspector Clancy. When Clancy won't properly investigate the dead man's widow, O'Day takes it upon herself to unmask the killer - with the reluctant assistance of her boyfriend Johnny Jones.