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Baby Take a Bow
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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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Playing games 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:
This movie takes its title from the song "Baby, Take a Bow," which James Dunn and Shirley Temple sang in their earlier movie, Stand Up and Cheer! (1934).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:
Shirley Ellison:[Trigger Stone is lying tied up on the floor] Hey, mister, your beads were lost, but I found them.
Trigger Stone:That's fine. You're a smart little girl. Now, go on, cut me loose.
Shirley Ellison:Are you playing the game, too?
Trigger Stone:Of course I am. Your old man tied me up so I couldn't peek. Let's you and me fool him.
Shirley Ellison:Do you think that would be fair?
Trigger Stone:Why, sure, it would. It'll be a big joke. We'll all bust laughing. Now, go on. Get something, and cut me loose.
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Movie Connections:
Remake of Square Crooks (1928)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rock-A-Bye BabySee more »

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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Playing games, 14 June 2008
Author: tedg (tedg@FilmsFolded.com) from Virginia Beach

I love swimming around in these old movies. Very few of them are worth watching for themselves. But many of them have such strange narrative experiments. You just can't honk around today like this.

Here's what this is. It part prison picture in tone. Prison movies were a staple in that era because the system was considered to be inherently unjust, and good men could easily be sent to the bighouse, with cops usually depicted as incompetent or cruel.

Its part adventure/comedy, with stolen jewels, hidden and with open slapstick toward the end.

And it partly a show movie with a song and dance number, apparently recreated from a previous film.

The film itself is dull and cheap, but the idea behind it is wild. A pudgy 5 year old can carry a film?

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.

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