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Our Little Girl (1935)

Approved  |   |  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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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 ...
Jackson
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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

Elsa Middleton: Molly, you're getting too big for Heaven's Gate.
Molly Middleton: But you and Daddy didn't get too big.
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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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"Oh Mommy, Here's Daddy"
5 March 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Haul out the bathtowels on this one. No parents like Joel McCrea and Rosemary Ames are getting divorced as long as they have an offspring like Shirley Temple to keep them together.

Our Little Girl finds America's favorite moppet the daughter of the aforementioned couple. Joel is a research doctor who takes a small country practice to both support his wife and his daughter. But he gets so involved in his experiments he's leaving his wife alone to the attention of his playboy neighbor Lyle Talbot. And he's looking like someone his nurse Erin O'Brien-Moore just might be able to catch on the rebound.

The film had a great deal more potential than what we got. It could have been a serious look at divorce through a child's eyes. I think that's what they were trying for at Fox, but the problem was that Shirley's audiences expected things to go a certain way in her films. So Fox gave them the typical Shirley and then some. It was the 'and then some' that doomed this film to a weepy soggy mess.


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