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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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Shirley Temple was nervous about filming the blood transfusion scene because she feared that she would really be given a shot. In fact the needle was merely taped against her arm. See more »

Goofs

When Marky and Bangles sing "Laugh, You Son of a Gun," Bangles's mouth doesn't move when she says "You son of a gun." See more »

Quotes

Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: You are Lady Guinevere.
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Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: You know about it, too?
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Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: Did you ever break a lance for a lady fair?
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Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: He's the best of all. I haven't seen him around here. But I know who you are.
Doc Chesley: Yes?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: You are the kind keeper.
Bangles Carson: The kind keeper of what, Marky?
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I'm a Black Sheep Who's Blue
(1934)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Dorothy Dell in the cabaret
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Shirley's Star Maker
26 January 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A tiny child, left as an IOU at a race track by her insolvent father, charms her way into the hearts of a group of hard-boiled gamblers.

Shirley Temple - not quite six years old - became a full-fledged movie star with LITTLE MISS MARKER. Loaned out to Paramount for the one picture, she emerged as a top of the bill powerhouse prepared to return to Fox Studios and become the most popular performer in Hollywood for the next five years. With genuine talent & an infectious sparkle, she would carve out her unassailable niche in film history.

To its credit, the fast moving script allows her to be a little less than saintly, with a normal dose of cranks & crotchets. Even so, her costars, as well as the audience, become her willing slaves in short order. Adolphe Menjou, as the cynical gambler who takes her in, and Charles Bickford as his tough boss, find themselves completely overwhelmed by the mighty moppet. Both of these gentlemen were abundantly experienced actors, used to controlling viewers' attentions in their screen scenes; it must have been somewhat odd for them to be reduced to so much stage dressing - but Shirley's ascendant flood swamped all other boats.

The Damon Runyon story is well served by the rest of the colorful cast, but it is easy to regret every minute the Small One does not appear on screen. Shirley became quite close to pretty Dorothy Dell, playing a nightclub chanteuse involved with both Bickford & Menjou. The news of Miss Dell's tragic death in a car wreck soon after filming completed was kept from Shirley for some time.

Movie mavens will recognize Willie Best as a friendly janitor & Tammany Young as a bettor, both uncredited.


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