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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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temple | winner | wine | time | songwriter | See All (44) »

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Comedy | Family | Drama

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1 June 1934 (USA)  »

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Dada em Penhor  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Adolphe Menjou was having difficulty with a particular line in the script. After the prompting of others on the set, Shirley Temple turned to director Alexander Hall and asked, "Is it too late to replace Mr. Menjou on this picture?" 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

Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Dizzy, when that guy comes back for the little doll, don't you turn her over to him until you get that twenty bucks.
Dizzy Memphis: But she's gone, boss.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: So he sneaked her out, eh? Serves me right. Every time I get big-hearted -
Regret: When was the other time?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Why didn't you watch her?
Regret: What am I, a nursemaid? What'd you take her as a marker for, anyway?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: I don't know.
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Referenced in Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor
Lyrics by James W. Blake
Sung a cappella by the knights of the round table
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Shirley Temple meets Damon Runyon
27 August 2001 | by (Leonia, NJ) – See all my reviews

Both win. Of course, having Adolph Menjou on hand doesn't hurt. Temple is ideally cast as waif left as market for gambling debt. Menjou is classic as bookie who doesn't know what to do with his collateral. It is a fast moving romp, with a great and unforgettable supporting cast.


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