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Our Little Girl (1935)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  17 May 1935 (USA)
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Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa ... See full summary »

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Molly Middleton
Rosemary Ames ...
Elsa Middleton
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Dr. Donald Middleton
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Rolfe Brent
Erin O'Brien-Moore ...
Sarah Boynton
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Mr. Tramp
Poodles Hanneford ...
Circus Performer
Margaret Armstrong ...
Amy
Rita Owin ...
Alice
Leonard Carey ...
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Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa decide to get a divorce, unaware of the effect their problems are having on their daughter Molly. When Elsa announces plans to remarry, Molly runs away from home. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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17 May 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heaven's Gate  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The studio thought that this film's original title, "Heaven's Gate," sounded too much like a cemetery and changed it to "Our Little Girl." See more »

Quotes

Dr. Donald Middleton: I'm taking the day off, Boynton, on important business.
Sarah Boynton: But, Doctor...
Dr. Donald Middleton: I said important business.
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Soundtracks

Lullaby to a Doll
(1935) (uncredited
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Shirley Temple
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At Heaven's Gate With Shirley Temple
21 September 2001 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

OUR LITTLE GIRL struggles valiantly to understand why her loving parents can no longer love each other.

Little Shirley Temple, Hollywood's greatest star at the time, enlivens what might without her have been just another soap opera. With smiles & tears, she beguiles the audience into completely identifying with her joys & tribulations. Even in a minor picture such as this, her abundant charm & talent still bare testimony to her utterly unassailable niche in American film history.

As her parents - and it's rare for Shirley to have both throughout an entire film - Rosemary Ames & Joel McCrea both nicely underplay their roles, providing strong assistance to Shirley but without overshadowing her, as is proper. McCrea's medical researches & Miss Ames' horseback riding are mere contrivances used to move the plot along - they are never allowed to eclipse the Tiny Tot.

Lyle Talbot & Erin O'Brien-Moore deftly play the significant others in the lives of Shirley's parents; thankfully, each is presented gently, leaving the story without any unnecessary abrasion. Wonderful character actor J. Farrell MacDonald sparks the end of the film with his sympathetic portrayal of a wise, friendly tramp.


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