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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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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. 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

Marky's Father: I want to bet twenty dollars on Dream Prince to win.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Not with an IOU.
Marky's Father: But I've already lost over five hundred dollars with you.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: I wouldn't take an IOU from my best friend. If I had a best friend.
Marky's Father: Now, Jones, be reasonable. I don't have the twenty on me, but I can get it.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Then get it.
Marky's Father: But I might not be back in time for the race.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: That's your tough luck. No markers!
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Referenced in All in the Family: Little Miss Bunker (1978) 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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