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Director:
Writers:
Arthur Sheekman (screen play by) and
Nat Perrin (screen play by)
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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 by) and
Nat Perrin (screen play by)

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 (art direction) (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:
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:
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:
Children's Band Member:It's the Professor. He's picked a pocket again.
Dimples:You take that back! You can't "inflect" on my grandfather like that! Take it back!
Children's Band Member:All right.
Dimples:You don't think the Professor would take anything that didn't belong to him?
Children's Band Member:That's just the trouble with the Professor. He doesn't seem to know what belongs to him and what doesn't.
Dimples:The Professor's one of the "honestest" men in the world!
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Sidewalks of New YorkSee more »

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0 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Limited Suffering, 20 October 2008
Author: kenjha

A rich woman wants to adopt a sweet, young street performer, but things are complicated by the latter's thieving grandfather. Shirley gets to dance and act cute. She also gets to display her dramatic side in an enactment of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" that brings tears to one's eyes, not because it is moving, but because it is painful to watch. Morgan made some fine films, but this is not one of them. He does the best he can as Shirley's greedy grandfather, who considers selling Shirley for $5000. There is an uninteresting romantic subplot involving the rich woman's nephew. The best thing to be said about this film is that it is only 79 minutes long, limiting the audience's pain and suffering.

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