Detective Kitty O'Day

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.[1]

Detective Kitty O'Day
Directed byWilliam Beaudine
Produced byLindsley Parsons
Written byTim Ryan
Victor Hammond
StarringJean Parker
Peter Cookson
Tim Ryan
Veda Ann Borg
Music byEdward J. Kay
CinematographyIra H. Morgan
Edited byRichard C. Currier
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
May 13, 1944
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States


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.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Marshall p.243


  • Gates, Phillipa. Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film. SUNY Press, 2011.
  • Marshall, Wendy L. William Beaudine: From Silents to Television. Scarecrow Press, 2005.

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