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Director:
Writers:
Philip Klein (screen play) and
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Release Date:
30 June 1934 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Decent, But Not The Normal Temple Fare See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shirley Temple ... Shirley
James Dunn ... Eddie Ellison

Claire Trevor ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alexander ... Ragpicker (uncredited)
Bud Geary ... Police Detective (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. O'Brien (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Eddie Hart ... Detective Sergeant (uncredited)
Howard C. Hickman ... Blair (uncredited)
Samuel S. Hinds ... Warden (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Tom London ... Extra on Train (uncredited)
Paul McVey ... Daniels (uncredited)
Lillian Stuart ... Anna (uncredited)
Guy Usher ... Det. Capt. McLean (uncredited)
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Directed by
Harry Lachman 
 
Writing credits
Philip Klein (screen play) and
Edward E. Paramore Jr. (screen play) (as E.E. Paramore Jr.)

James P. Judge (based on a play by)

William M. Conselman  contributing writer (uncredited)
Henry Johnson  contributing writer (uncredited)
John V.A. Weaver  original story (uncredited)

Produced by
John Stone .... producer
Winfield R. Sheehan .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Buttolph (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
L. William O'Connell (photography) (as L.W. O'Connell)
 
Film Editing by
Alfred DeGaetano (film editor) (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Royer (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert E. Sebell .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Duncan Cramer .... settings
 
Sound Department
George Leverett .... sound
 
Stunts
Gordon Carveth .... stunts (uncredited)
Chick Collins .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur E. Arling .... camera operator (uncredited)
Edward Collins .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Milton Gold .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Cliff Maupin .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John Pommer .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bud Green .... music and lyrics by
Samuel Kaylin .... musical director
Sam H. Stept .... music and lyrics by
Emil Gerstenberger .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sammy Lee .... dance direction
Robert E. Goux .... business manager (uncredited)
Marilyn Granas .... stand-in (uncredited)
Gene Lewis .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Garland Weaver .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
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MPAA:
Rated PG for a frightening scene
Runtime:
76 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-7 (2006) | Finland:(Banned) (1934) (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (1934) (re-rating) | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2006) | USA:PG | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #3)

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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:
Continuity: 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:
Larry Scott:Sometimes I wonder if going straight really pays.
Eddie Ellison:Hey, cut out that kind of talk, will you?
Larry Scott:But what will Jane think?
Eddie Ellison:She's a hundred percent for you. She wouldn't think anything bad about you any more than Kay would me. We won't tell them anything tonight, though.
Larry Scott:Why not?
Eddie Ellison:I don't want anything to spoil Shirley's birthday party!
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Decent, But Not The Normal Temple Fare, 7 February 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

If this is not considered one of Shirley Temple's more popular movies, it's easy to understand why.

First, she isn't the main attraction. James Dunn and Claire Trevor are the stars. This was Temple's first feature film but she was the third, fourth or even fifth person in here, screen time-wise. The powers-that-be must have seen the bright future she had, though, and made two more films with her in the same year (1934), beginning with "Bright Eyes," and she never looked back, becoming a huge box-office attraction on her own. This particular film featured a lot more drama and crime element and that was no longer to be, too, as light-hearted singing and dancing was the ticket...not this sort of fare.

"This sort of fare" meant a climactic scene in which Shirley is kidnapped, carried to a rooftop kicking and screaming for help while her father is pursuing and her mother is frantically looking on, screaming herself. Hey, that's not a "Shirley Temple film" as we know it.

That doesn't mean this movie is all dark or doesn't offer some typically-cute Temple moments: it does. There is a great song-and-dance number with Dunn, who was good singer in his own right, and a solo earlier in the film. However, the rest is drama about Dunn and his pal trying to go straight after a prison sentence and a few guys who don't want to see that or believe it. Overall, it's a fairly interesting movie, although very dated in spots, but it's not the kind of thing Temple fans are accustomed to seeing....so be forewarned, if you haven't seen this.

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