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Director:
Writers:
Arthur Sheekman (screen play) and
Nat Perrin (screen play)
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Release Date:
16 October 1936 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Dimples Appleby lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shirley Temple ... Dimples Appleby

Frank Morgan ... Prof. Eustace Appleby
Robert Kent ... Allen Drew
Helen Westley ... Mrs. Caroline Drew
Stepin Fetchit ... Cicero
Astrid Allwyn ... Cleo Marsh
Brook Byron ... Betty Loring (as Delma Byron)
Hall Johnson Choir ... Choir (as The Hall Johnson Choir)
Berton Churchill ... Colonel Loring
Paul Stanton ... Mr. St. Clair
Julius Tannen ... Hawkins

John Carradine ... Richards
Billy McClain ... Rufus
Jack Clifford ... Uncle Tom
Betty Jean Hainey ... Topsy
Arthur Aylesworth ... Pawnbroker
Leonard Kibrick ... Children's Band Member (as Leonard Kibrick Warner)
Walter Weidler ... Children's Band Member
George Weidler ... Children's Band Member
Jesse Scott ... One of The Two Black Dots
Thurman Black ... One of The Two Black Dots
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herbert Ashley ... Policeman at Theater (uncredited)
Margaret Bloodgood ... Mrs. O'Casey (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Policeman at Drew Home (uncredited)
A.S. 'Pop' Byron ... Policeman at Theater (uncredited)
Eddie Coke ... Children's Band Member (uncredited)
Walter Dennis ... Children's Band Member (uncredited)
Homer Dickenson ... Creditor (uncredited)

Douglas Fowley ... Stranger (uncredited)
Alex Hirschfield ... Children's Band Member (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Policeman at Drew Home (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint ... Creditor (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas ... Creditor (uncredited)
Harry McCrillis ... Children's Band Member (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Stranger (uncredited)
Tom McGuire ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bob Murphy ... Policeman at Theater (uncredited)
Maybelle Palmer ... Woman (uncredited)
Frank Silva ... Call Boy (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Box Office Man (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Theater Box Office Customer (uncredited)
Martin Turner ... Coachman (uncredited)
William H. Turner ... Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Fred Wallace ... Usher (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Seiter 
 
Writing credits
Arthur Sheekman (screen play) and
Nat Perrin (screen play)

Nunnally Johnson  original idea (uncredited)

Produced by
Nunnally Johnson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
R.H. Bassett (uncredited)
David Buttolph (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Herbert Levy (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
William S. Darling  (as William Darling)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling (costumes)
 
Production Management
Darryl F. Zanuck .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Booth McCracken .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ted Koehler .... music and lyrics by
Jimmy McHugh .... music and lyrics by
Louis Silvers .... musical direction
 
Other crew
Bill Robinson .... dances directed by
 
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Runtime:
79 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G | Finland:S | USA:PG (1994 re-issue) | USA:Approved (PCA #2352) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Herman Bing as "Proprietor" and Greta Meyer as "Proprietor's Wife" are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The movie is set in 1850 but the song, "Little Brown Jug" (heard during a scene), was not written until 1869.See more »
Quotes:
Prof. Eustace Appleby:You're a very lucky little girl, and I'm glad to see that Mrs. Drew has given you such a good home.
Dimples:[crying] It isn't every little girl who can have such a good "envinoment."
Prof. Eustace Appleby:Oh, darling, I'm taking you home.
Dimples:No, Professor. Mrs. Drew says I'm gonna have a lot of advantages here.
Prof. Eustace Appleby:No place is nice for my little girl when it makes her cry. You're coming home with me.
Dimples:But if I stay here, you won't have to go to jail, and you can give Allen back his money.
Dimples:I won't go to jail, sweetie.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Dimples (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)See more »

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0 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
I love movies from the 30's and 40's but, 25 May 2008
Author: browser-4 from United States

This was not one of Shirley Temple's better films and the cast didn't help much. There are several actors and actresses in the film that I like but they couldn't bring the film through to a good movie. The acting was so-so and the script didn't help much at all.

Stepin Fetchit did well in a non-credited role but didn't save the movie.

In addition Frank Morgan seemed to me to be sleepwalking his way through his role.

Some of the cast did what they could but the vehicle didn't allow them to do what they could.

All that said, little Miss Temple did what she did so well and almost managed to make it a good movie. She was, however, cast in a mediocre film but was still entertaining. Watch it for her performance.

I did winced at the blackface ... 70 years DOES make difference.

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