Little Iodine (lost comedy film based on comic strip; 1946)
Little Iodine is an American comedy film directed by Reginald Le Borg and based on the King Features comic strip Little Iodine by Jimmy Hatlo. The film was written by Richard H. Landau and starring Jo Ann Marlowe as Little Iodine, Marc Cramer as Marc Andrews, Eve Whitney as Janis Payne, Irene Ryan and Hobart Cavanaugh as Iodine's parents, Mrs. Tremble and Mr. Tremble.
The film was released on October 20th, 1946 by United Artists. It is the only adaptation of Little Iodine ever made.
Little Iodine stays true to form most of the way in this film where she does her best to break up the marriage of her parents (Hobart Cavanaugh and Irene Ryan), ruin a romance between Marc Andrews and Janis Payne, and cost her father his job. But, unlike her comic-based character, Iodine has a change of heart and sets out to right the wrongs.
The film was going to released earlier than October 20, 1946, but was delayed due to many children across the United States gathering at movie theaters during a polio outbreak. The film has few differences such as the Tremblechins' last names being changed to Tremble.
The film is lost, possibly due to King’s requirement that the prints and negatives be destroyed after ten years.
The film was still under copyright in 1997, as its television rights were owned by Viacom. According to Wikipedia's list of United Artist films, Little Iodine is now owned by the Mary Pickford Foundation.