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Little Miss Marker (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Family, Drama | 1 June 1934 (USA)
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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Trivia

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: Using my place as a hideout from a Good Time Charlie.
Bangles Carson: Aw, shut up.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Alright, take it on the lam.
Bangles Carson: As soon as I get some clothes.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: You're wearing clothes.
Bangles Carson: Not going out at this time a day with these clothes on.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: If you went home nights instead of hanging around...
Bangles Carson: Maybe I could get home nights if you didn't go shout your head off and wake up kids.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: I wouldn't have to shout my head off if you stayed away.
Bangles Carson: Oh it won't happen again. I'll give you plenty air.
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Referenced in The Victors (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Low Down Lullaby
(1934) (uncredited)
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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