Synopsis by Hal Erickson
With The Mad Martindales, the eight-year association between 20th Century-Fox and child star Jane Withers came to an end. 16-year-old Withers is cast as Kathy Martindale, the youngest member of a wacky turn-of-the-century San Francisco household. A dedicated suffragette, Kathy occasionally takes time out to rescue her improvident father (Alan Mowbray) from his various get-rich-quick business schemes. Romance enters the picture when Peter Varney (Byron Barr), the wealthy boyfriend of Kathy's older sister Evelyn (Marjorie Weaver), falls for Kathy instead. But don't despair for Evelyn: her heart is ultimately captured by industrious young Italian immigrant Julio (George Reeves).
aging, artist, business, confusion, daughter, devotion [dedication], father, finances, friendship, home, homestead, mortgage, riches-to-rags, selling, sister