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Little Big Shot (1935)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  7 September 1935 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sybil Jason ...
Gloria
Glenda Farrell ...
Jean
Robert Armstrong ...
Steve
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Jack La Rue ...
Doré (as Jack LaRue)
Arthur Vinton ...
Kell
J. Carrol Naish ...
Bert (as J. Carroll Naish)
Edgar Kennedy ...
Onderdonk
Addison Richards ...
Hank Gibbs
Joe Sawyer ...
Doré's Henchman (as Joseph Sauers)
Emma Dunn ...
Orphanage Matron
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Kell's Henchman
Tammany Young ...
Ralph Lewis - the Rajah
Murray Alper ...
Doré's Henchman
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Doré's Henchman
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Byron Haskin took over as director of photography when Tony Gaudio started work on Dr. Socrates (1935). See more »

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Puppchen
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
Played when Steve tells Jean he's keeping Gloria
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Damon Runyon again
21 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Is this another Damon Runyon story, like "Little Miss Marker"? It all sounds too familiar. As far as giving way for the black kids in the film, look up Sybil Jason's biography and you might a bit of British Jewishness in there (her uncle Harry Jacobson was a British band leader), which didn't sit well with Hollywood in those days.

Maybe that's why she didn't get too far. I was born in Hollywood, BTW, and I know a lot of Hollywood stuff and stories. My schools were full of child actors, my mother went to junior high in Hollywood with Judy Garland, before going to the MGM Schoolhouse. And Ricardo Montalban was a classmate of my mother.

Glenda Farrell is gorgeous and glamorous, as always. And Edward Everett Horton as a soda jerk is hysterical.


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