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Damon Runyon (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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Shirley Temple steals the spotlight and becomes a huge star... See more (12 total) »


  (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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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)

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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.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 »
Regret:Ah, kid, don't cry. Sorrowful didn't mean anything.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker:He doesn't like me.
Regret:He don't even like himself.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker:I want my daddy!
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Shirley Temple steals the spotlight and becomes a huge star..., 2 April 2011
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Damon Runyon's story about a girl left as a pawn with a bunch of racetrack characters has a certain flavor about it that many find appealing, but frankly the only reason I showed any particular interest in this film is the remarkable presence of little SHIRLEY TEMPLE in the title role.

With the influence of tough-talking gents and gals around her, she soon adopts street-wise ways and manners of speech, so it's not the usual soft and sweet Shirley that we get here. Nevertheless, she remains adorable throughout, speaking all of her lines with the kind of verve and personality that would soon make her the number one box office attraction during the Depression years.

It's worth noting that ADOLPHE MENJOU (who called her a little Ethel Barrymore) has some of his best scenes opposite Temple. She manages to hold her own against him, but he's well cast as the shady character with the sad eyes and droopy mustache who'd rather be romancing DOROTHY DELL than taking care of a pint-sized doll.

Incidentally, DOROTHY DELL died in an auto accident within days of the film's release. She showed promise of becoming a very good actress in all of her scenes with Shirley and Menjou.

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