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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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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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. Its first television presentations launched the MCA/Paramount Library both in Toledo Sunday 4 January 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11) and in Philadelphia Monday 5 January 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), followed by St. Louis Sunday 11 January 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4) and by New York City Monday 26 January 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2); in Milwaukee it first aired 6 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Minneapolis 2 June 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), in Los Angeles 14 September 1959 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Grand Rapids 23 December 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), and in Detroit 25 December 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2), but in San Francisco it was not telecast until Thanksgiving Day Thursday 24 November 1960 on KPIX (Channel 5). It's earliest documented airing in Chicago took place 9 January 1964 on WBBM (Channel 2). This was first released on DVD 19 April 2005 in tandem with Little Miss Marker (1934) as the Shirley Temple - Little Darling Pack and since that time has also enjoyed an occasional airing on Turner Classic Movies. 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

Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: You are Lady Guinevere.
Doc Chesley: King Arthur's Lady Guinevere?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: You know about it, too?
Doc Chesley: Yes.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: Did you ever break a lance for a lady fair?
Doc Chesley: Not recently. Who is Sir Gallahad, Marky?
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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Version of Little Miss Marker (1980) 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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Schmaltzy but highly entertaining
1 February 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Little Miss Marker" has been remade many times. Now, after seeing some of these films it's nice to finally see the original. The story is based on a Damon Runyan story and was one of Shirley Temple's earliest full-length roles.

The film stars Adolph Menjou as Sorrowful Jones--a hard-hearted bookie whose all-consuming love of money and gambling is soon to be challenged by a cute kid. That's because a sap leaves her (Shirley Temple) at the gambling establishment--with the intention on coming back for her. But, when he loses, he kills himself--leaving little 'Marky' an orphan. Now you'd think that Jones would take the child to the police. However, he comes up with a scheme with an even harder-hearted guy, Big Steve (Charles Bickford)--they'll register a horse in the child's name and then take the kid to the cops AFTER the big race! There is a problem with the plan, however--they don't realize how absolutely marvelous the child is and how she'll melt their stony hearts. There's much more to the film than this--see it and have a nice time doing so. The film gets very high marks for entertainment value, and Temple IS about the cutest thing you've ever seen! The film isn't perfect and makes little sense, but if you can just sit back and enjoy the film for what it is, then you will no doubt be happy you did. A swell film.


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