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Baby Take a Bow (1934)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  30 June 1934 (USA)
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Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight... See full summary »

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Shirley
James Dunn ...
Eddie Ellison
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Kay Ellison
Alan Dinehart ...
Welch
Ray Walker ...
Larry Scott
Dorothy Libaire ...
Jane
Ralf Harolde ...
Trigger Stone
James Flavin ...
Flannigan
Richard Tucker ...
Mr. Carson
Olive Tell ...
Mrs. Carson
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Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight, and Eddie and Kay have a beautiful little girl named Shirley. However, Welch has kept a close eye on them for years. He believes in "once a criminal, always a criminal." Then, when Eddie's employer's wife's pearls go missing, it comes out that Eddie and Larry both spent time in prison, and they're fired. Welch suspects that Eddie and Larry have something to do with the theft of the pearls. Will Welch prove that Eddie and Larry had something to do with the theft, or will the truth prevail? Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for a frightening scene | See all certifications »
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia

Upon its 1934 release, this film was banned in Nazi Germany for its depiction of gangsterism and gun play. See more »

Goofs

At the end scene, after Trigger has been caught, Eddie climbs over the low wall to join his family. A few moments later, he is back behind the wall again. See more »

Quotes

Trigger Stone: Won't your dad be surprised when he finds out I'm gone.
Shirley Ellison: You said he'd bust laughing.
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Referenced in 20 to 1: Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-A-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
Sung by James Dunn
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Little Shirley - Always Worth Watching
1 March 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

When valuable pearls are stolen, two ex-cons working in the home are immediately suspected. One of these fellows has an incredibly precocious & talented little daughter who manages to get her chubby hands on the missing necklace. When the real thief returns, will the tiny tot handle the dangerous situation to everyone's satisfaction? Will, once again, BABY TAKE A BOW?

Except for the presence of Shirley Temple, most likely this film would long ago have slipped into complete obscurity. James Dunn, Claire Trevor & the rest of the adult performers do their best with the rather tired material, but it is Shirley that one remembers. She is a darling & lights up her scenes with her sparkling personality. Everything else fades away...


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