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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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Complete credited cast:
Molly Middleton
Rosemary Ames ...
Elsa Middleton
Dr. Donald Middleton
Rolfe Brent
Erin O'Brien-Moore ...
Sarah Boynton
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Mr. Tramp
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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 <>

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17 May 1935 (USA)  »

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Heaven's Gate  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Warren Hymer filmed scenes as Mr. Tramp; those scenes were re-shot by J. Farrell MacDonald after principal photography was completed. Herbert Mundin and Doris Nolan are in some production charts as performers in the movie; Mundin was not seen in the movie, but lesser known Nolan may have some role. See more »


Rolfe Brent: I know I'm a fool. I know I may be spoiling everything. But I just can't keep up the pretense. I want so much to...
Elsa Middleton: Go ahead. I'm not afraid.
Rolfe Brent: Elsa, you must know that...
Elsa Middleton: I know. I'm very fond of you, too, Rolfe.
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Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played on the piano by Shirley Temple
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One Of The Few Unappealing Temple Movies
29 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shirley Temple was in a few - not many - movies that just were not appealing. In most of her films, she overcomes a bad start in life (orphanages, etc.) or overcomes an evil, nasty person (usually Edna Mae Oliver or someone similar) but is seen happy most of the time and singing and dancing here and there. It's when the negative elements of the story are overemphasized (i.e. Blue Bird, Baby Take A Bow) that her films often lose appeal. That's the case in this movie.

"Our Little Girl" is simply too depressing, a negative storyline in which Shirley's parents are ready for a divorce. Her mother has an affair with a friend and the father is away all the time on business, ignoring the family.

When Temple ("Molly Middleton") is happy or cute, she's too cute in here, her sugary personality overdone. Meanhwhile, there is only one song and no dance numbers. People buy or rent Shirley Temple movies to feel good, not to get depressed or weighed down with broken-family soaps. There are plenty of other movies like that.

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