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Damon Runyon (original story)
William R. Lipman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 June 1934 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Adolphe Menjou ... Sorrowful Jones

Dorothy Dell ... Bangles Carson

Charles Bickford ... Big Steve Halloway

Shirley Temple ... Marthy 'Marky' Jane

Lynne Overman ... Regret

Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Doc Chesley

John Sheehan ... Sun Rise (as Jack Sheehan)
Garry Owen ... Grinder (as Gary Owen)

Willie Best ... Dizzy Memphis (as Sleep 'n Eat)
Huey White ... Eddie (as Puggy White)
Tammany Young ... Bugs

Sam Hardy ... Benny, the Gouge

Edward Earle ... Marky's Father
John Kelly ... Sore Toe

Warren Hymer ... Canvas Back
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ernie Adams ... Bettor (uncredited)
Phil Bloom ... Bookie (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Bettor (uncredited)
Veda Buckland ... Nurse (uncredited)

James Burke ... Detective Reardon (uncredited)

Wong Chung ... Chinese Cook (uncredited)
Frank Conroy ... Doctor Ingalls (uncredited)
Tom Gardner ... Mug (uncredited)
Mildred Gover ... Sarah, Bangles' Maid (uncredited)
Jack Green ... Mug (uncredited)
Joseph Herrick ... Bookie (uncredited)
Willie Keeler ... Bookie (uncredited)

Crauford Kent ... Doctor (uncredited)
Texas Kid ... Bettor (uncredited)
Solly Kreiger ... Bettor (uncredited)
Jerry Mandy ... Barber (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Bookie (uncredited)
Barney O'Toole ... Bettor (uncredited)

Stanley Price ... Bookie (uncredited)
Dream Prince ... Race Horse (uncredited)

Phillips Smalley ... Bangles' Pesty Sugar Daddy (uncredited)

Sailor Vincent ... Betttor (uncredited)
Pauline Wagner ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Hall 
Writing credits
Damon Runyon (original story)

William R. Lipman (screenplay) and
Sam Hellman (screenplay) and
Gladys Lehman (screenplay)

Produced by
B.P. Schulberg .... producer
Original Music by
Ralph Rainger 
Cinematography by
Alfred Gilks (photographed by)
Film Editing by
William Shea (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
John B. Goodman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Earl S. Hayman .... sound (uncredited)
Music Department
Sigmund Krumgold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Tom Satterfield .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter (re-release)
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Also Known As:
80 min | USA:79 min (re-release)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1356-R, 31 August 1935 for re-release)

Did You Know?

For the scene in which Marky is thrown from a horse, Shirley Temple was wired to an overhead crane and carefully lowered to the ground.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Big Steve Halloway:Now get this, honey, no playing around. You keep your eye on her, Sorrowful.
Bangles Carson:Notice how much he trusts me. Well, Tightwad, you're my watchman.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones:You're going to need watching, Golddigger.
Bangles Carson:If you want to be kept busy, I can arrange it.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones:I'm already busy playing nursemaid to one doll.
Bangles Carson:I hear you like it so well you bought a new apartment for the kid.
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Funny, Sad and loaded with characters, 1 September 2000
Author: denscul from virginia

This movie is a gem. Shirley Temple dropped into a den of Damon Runyon characters played by terrific actors. Adolphe Menjue's "heart of a bookie" is melted by Shirley. Menjue made over 100 films, and this was one of his best. The rest of the cast is great. You'll enjoy seeing this movie with your mother and your grand kids.

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