Dear Brat is a 1951 American comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Mona Freeman and Billy De Wolfe. It is the third in a series following Dear Ruth (1947) and Dear Wife (1949).


Miriam Wilkins has founded an association for rehabilitation of former prisoners, and her father is unknowingly the group's honorary president. As convict Mr. Baxter is set free on parole, Miriam she sees an opportunity for action. She hires Baxter as a gardener, allowing him live in a room over the garage. However, Baxter's sentence had been imposed by Judge Wilkins, now a senator, causing the situation in the house to become chaotic.

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    director William A. Seiter
    editor Alma Macrorie
    genre comedy
    keywords former prisoner
    musicBy Nathan Van Cleave
    productionCompany Paramount Pictures
    publisher Paramount Pictures
    theme sequel