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Young freewheeling wanderer Jerry Day and his beautiful wife Toni are at odds over their lifestyle. Jerry can't accept responsibility but Toni yearns for a family and a settled life. Then the Days 'rediscover' Jerry's young daughter Pennie, who has been living with his rich deceased wife's family. Pennie appears to be just what Jerry needs to mend his swindling ways and lead a straight life. Despite the responsibility of his new family, Jerry is swayed by the corruptible influence of jewelry thief Felix Evans. When Evans lures Jerry into a job, it puts the continuation of his new family life at risk. Written by
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In the scene in which Penny bursts into tears after finding the stolen necklace, Shirley Temple's tears were genuine. Just before filming the scene, Temple learned that her friend Dorothy Dell (her co-star in Little Miss Marker (1934)) had been killed in a car crash. Because of Temple's affection for Dell, the news was kept from her for as long as possible. See more »
When Jerry and Penny board the double-decker bus in New York, Penny is holding an ice cream cone and Jerry's hands are empty. But in the next shot, as Penny gets her bus transfer, Jerry is holding the ice cream cone in his right hand even though we've never seen Penny hand it to him. See more »
The year 1934 was when Shirley Temple played three major movies and really began to make a name for herself. Unfortunately, the studios had to experiment to see what the public best liked about here. Two of those things were singing and dancing. Another was a short, interesting film that kept people's attention and got their minds off The Depression. You know the other keys to Shirley's successful films.
This film achieved none of the above, despite the star presences of Gary Cooper and Carole Lombard and despite a very good director in Henry Hathaway. In addition, there are too many talky parts in here which become simply boring, and too many arguments between a sullen Lombard and Cooper. To top it off, you didn't get the normal feel-good ending which is what the public wants. I guess they learned after this movie.
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