Sonny the Child Movie Star

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Sonny the Child Movie Star
Start date: April 4th, 1938
End date: May 14th, 1938
# of strips: 36 (6 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Mandrake in Hollywood"
Followed by: "Mandrake and the Haunted House"

"Sonny the Child Movie Star" is the 12th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Sonny, the ten years old movie idol and most spoiled child on Earth has been kidnapped.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr. Fleming, owner of Granite Studios.
  • Marilyn Dawn, the biggest star of Granite Studios.
  • Sonny Starr, a child star.
  • Mrs. Starr, Sonny's mother.
  • Mr. Starr, Sonny's father.
  • Mr. Potts, a director.
  • George, Sonny's valet.
  • Pete, a kidnapper.
  • Bud, a kidnapper.
  • Whitey, a friend of Sonny.


  • U.S.A.
    • Hollywood
      • Granite Studios
      • Granite Studio Cafe

Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story is taken from the plot.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Mandrake a Hollywood", Mandrake #7 (Comics Stars in the World 1976) note: Italian text.

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  • "Mandrake u Hollywoodu", Jutarnji list August 7, 1938 – August 30, 1938
  • "Звезда у кратким панталонама" (romanized as "Zvezda u kratkim pantalonama"), Politikin Zabavnik #1974#1975 (1989)