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Baby, Take a Bow (1934)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 30 June 1934 (USA)
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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Mr. 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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30 June 1934 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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

Welch: [Welch is searching Eddie's apartment for a stolen pearl necklace] What kind of a sap do you think I am?
Eddie Ellison: I don't know. What kind of a sap are you?
Welch: Now, let's see. If I was in your spot, I wonder where I'd hide that necklace.
Eddie Ellison: Let me see. Maybe you'd swallow it.
Larry Scott: I read in Popular Mechanics where Zulus hide jewels by sewing them under their skin.
Eddie Ellison: That'd be all right if we were Zulus.
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Featured in The Biggest Little Star of the 30's (1976) See more »

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Waterfall
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Music by J.S. Zamecnik
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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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