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Damon Runyon (original story)
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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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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 »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones:I've been crazy about you for a long time.
Bangles Carson:Oh, everything is different. Maybe that's part of - of going sappy.
See more »
Movie Connections:
I'm a Black Sheep Who's BlueSee more »


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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Shirley's Star Maker, 26 January 2003
Author: Ron Oliver ( from Forest Ranch, CA

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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