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Little Miss Marker (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy | Family | Drama  -  1 June 1934 (USA)
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Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies... See full summary »

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Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies take to her, reluctantly at first, but their cynical ways start to rub off on her. Will a party set at Camelot bring back her faith in humanity? Written by Miss Eli

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1 June 1934 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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The character Regret, named after the prize winning 1915 racehorse, was based on Otto "Abadabba" Berman, the financial genius behind gangster Dutch Schultz's business empire and the close friend of writer Damon Runyon. Berman was shot dead in a hit on Schultz a year after the film's release. See more »

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When Marky asks to sit on the piano, Bangles leans down and picks her up. In the next shot, she leans down and picks Marky up again. See more »

Quotes

Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Talking like that ain't nice.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: What's nice?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Being a good girl is nice.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: I'm a bad girl. Nurse says so.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Why?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: Nurse says there's somebody named God, and a girl's bad if she does't pray to Him every night. Daddy says there's nobody named God.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: When did he say that?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: When my mommy went away.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: I guess your daddy got a bad break.
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Version of Sorrowful Jones (1949) See more »

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Low Down Lullaby
(1934)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Dorothy Dell putting Marky to sleep
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Nothing 'Sorrowful" About Shirley
6 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite only two songs, it's another entertaining Shirley Temple film. The story is familiar; it's been done several other times, once under the name "Sorrowful Jones," with Bob Hope. This movie is a bit different from that one, so you could own both and have two different slants on the famous Damon Runyon story.

This version has a lot more comedy from the supporting players, since Temple is cute but she' isn't going to be the main source of humor as Hope was in his films. In here, all the bookies and gangsters provide the humor. The leading male, played by Adolph Menjou, is a sourpuss but still likable. The leading adult female, Dorothy Dell, was a bit tough-looking, I thought, for this role.

Temple doesn't play as sweet a role as she did in most of her films, but she still has her tender moments. Nobody can produce a sentimental scene as quickly as Shirley could. In all, a nice film and enjoyable from start to finish.

Note: This was the best colorized version I have seen of Temple's films. Perhaps that was because MGM did this, not Fox, which did the others. It advertises "stereo" but I didn't hear any.


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