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Director:
Writers:
Philip Klein (screen play) and
Edward E. Paramore Jr. (screen play) ...
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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 »
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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)

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)
Sol M. Wurtzel .... co-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)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG for a frightening scene
Runtime:
76 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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) | Netherlands:AL (original 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:
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison:We're not going back to the city, Eddie. I've got a big surprise.
Eddie Ellison:What is this, a practical joke?
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison:It's no joke, but boy it's practical. We're going to Niagra Falls.
Eddie Ellison:You mean, right now? From here?
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison:The train leaves in half an hour.
Eddie Ellison:Gee, you're swell and I'm the luckiest man in the world.
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison:Luck had nothing to do with it. You couldn't get away from me if you tried.
Eddie Ellison:I tried to hide from you in prison and it was hopeless.
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Movie Connections:
References Manhattan Melodrama (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
On Account-a I Love YouSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Great Movie..., 11 July 2003
Author: atlantean54 from Sydney, Australia

**Some Possible Spoliers**

It was 12pm in the afternoon, and the announcer happened to indicate that a film with Shirley Temple was to come up next. My mother told me to tape the film since she thought that any film with Shirley Temple is a sure winner.

I was reluctant, but once the film started going i was rather intrigued. The story is rather good, and the actors are not so bad. Yet the adult actors tend to be a little too rigid in some moments of the film.

Shirley has to be without a doubt, the person who steals the show in this movie. Being cute and full of charm, she has the potential to just blow other actors right off the screen.

Although sometimes you wish she hadn't done things, like cut Mr Stone loose, she still remains as the best actress on screen. The last scene of the film on the rooftop was a reassuring one. There was some pretty good acting by Claire Trevor (Kay) which made the scene believeable. And the ending was rather sweet and happy (predictable).

I really enjoyed watching this film, and the scene with the coffee pot and the beads always gets me nervous. Anyone who likes old fashioned comedy, you'll be in for a treat. Shirley's charm surely makes this film worth watching.

Rating: 8/10

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