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Little Miss Marker
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Director:
Writers:
Damon Runyon (story)
William R. Lipman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 June 1934 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Nothing 'Sorrowful" About Shirley See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (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
Warren Hymer ... Sore Toe
Sam Hardy ... Benny the Gouge
John Kelly ... Canvas Back
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Doc Chesley
John Sheehan ... Sun Rise, a Bookie
Frank Conroy ... Doctor Ingalls
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Adams ... Bettor (uncredited)
Willie Best ... Dizzy Memphis (uncredited)
Phil Bloom ... Bookie (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Bettor (uncredited)
Veda Buckland ... Nurse (uncredited)
James Burke ... Detective Reardon (uncredited)
Wong Chung ... Chinese Cook (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Marky's Father (uncredited)
Tom Gardner ... (uncredited)
Mildred Gover ... Sarah, Bangles' Maid (uncredited)
Jack Green ... (uncredited)
Joseph Herrick ... Bookie (uncredited)
Willie Keeler ... Bookie (uncredited)
Crauford Kent ... Doctor (uncredited)
Texas Kid ... (uncredited)
Solly Kreiger ... (uncredited)
Jerry Mandy ... Barber (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Bookie (uncredited)
Barney O'Toole ... (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Grinder (uncredited)
Stanley Price ... Bookie (uncredited)
Dream Prince ... Himself - a Horse (uncredited)
Phillips Smalley ... Bangles' Pesty Sugar Daddy (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... (uncredited)
Pauline Wagner ... Nurse (uncredited)
Huey White ... Eddie, a Bettor (uncredited)
Tammany Young ... Bugs (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Hall 
 
Writing credits
Damon Runyon (story)

William R. Lipman (screenplay) &
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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Runtime:
80 min | USA:79 min (re-release)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1356-R, 31 August 1935 for re-release)

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Trivia:
Dorothy Dell and Shirley Temple became good friends while filming this movie. When Dell died in a car crash shortly after the movie was completed, Temple was shielded from the news for as long as possible.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Bangles Carson:[reading the newspaper] Listen to this. "Bets twenty dollars on losing horse, then takes life."
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones:It's the kid's father.
Big Steve Halloway:Bumped himself off, did he?
Bangles Carson:It tells about the kid and everything.
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Soundtrack:
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)See more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Nothing 'Sorrowful" About Shirley, 6 April 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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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