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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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Entertaining sub-Dickensian tear-jerker... See more (15 total) »

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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Two lines in the end cast list credits are subject to two different interpretations: "Children's Band ... Leonard Kibrick Warner," and "Walter and George Weidler." The IMDb cast lists 3 actors: Leonard Kibrick Warner, Walter Weidler and George Weidler. However, The AFI Catalogue lists 4 actors: Leonard Kibrick, Warner Weidler, Walter Weidler and George Weidler.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The film takes place in the early 1850s. Towards the end, in a scene set in a theater, the producer announces to the audience that "a new form of entertainment has come from the South," and he would like to be the first to present it in New York City. We then see a minstrel show. But by that time minstrel shows had been staged in New York for a decade, since the Virginia Minstrels performed at the New York Bowery Amphitheatre in 1843.See more »
Quotes:
Allen Drew:You've done an excellent job.
Prof. Eustace Appleby:Yes, and know I'll need ninety-five dollars for advertising.
Allen Drew:As long as you're paying the bills, I think it'd save time if you handled all the money.
Prof. Eustace Appleby:Oh.
Allen Drew:Here it is, about eight hundred dollars. It's all the cash I have left and just enough to finance the rest of the production.
Prof. Eustace Appleby:Uh, all right. You, uh, trust me with all this?
Allen Drew:Yes, of course.
Prof. Eustace Appleby:Well, thank you very much, Allen, for your faith in me. I'll, uh, handle this money just as though it were my own.
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Soundtrack:
He Was a DandySee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining sub-Dickensian tear-jerker..., 25 May 2008
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Shirley Temple plays a singing, dancing street urchin in 1850 New York City whose multi-racial music troupe is managed by her pickpocket grandfather (he uses the kids as ruse for robbery); when a rich matron takes kindly to the youngster, the wily grandpa has to decide whether to sell the child for five grand (in the hopes she'll have a better life) or continue living happily together in squalor. Not-bad star vehicle allows Shirley to be more sly and precocious than in some of her other pictures. She stumbles over big words (like 'peneteniary') which seems out of character, though her scene with Mrs. Drew returning a stolen clock is funny ("I'm so wicked, I don't know what's to become of me."). Temple was always goaded into acting like a wise-beyond-her-years wind-up doll, but here she has a more distinct personality, and the director gives her time to think things through. She's still far too choreographed (in both her acting and dancing), but her responses seem pretty fresh, and matching her with Frank Morgan was a good casting move (they play off each other warmly). Interesting subtext about racial equality, as well as some clever material aligning the desperation of 1850 with Depression-era audiences circa 1936. **1/2 from ****

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