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Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Family, Musical  |  18 July 1936 (USA)
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The daughter of a wealthy businessman becomes lost in the city while traveling to a new school, and is taken in by a pair of down-on-their-luck performers.

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Jerry Dolan
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Margaret Allen
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Jimmy Dolan
Michael Whalen ...
Richard Barry
Sara Haden ...
Collins
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Woodward
Claude Gillingwater ...
Simon Peck
Paul Stanton ...
George Hathaway
Henry Armetta ...
Tony
Charles Coleman ...
Stebbins
Arthur Hoyt ...
Percival Gooch
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Tyler Brooke ...
Mathilde Comont ...
Tony's Wife
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Storyline

Little Barbara gets lost and is then picked up by entertainers who make her part of their act. Barbara's father hears the act on the radio and finds his lost daughter. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Also Known As:

Pobre niña rica  »

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Trivia

While her mother, Gertrude Temple, was being interviewed on the set of this movie, Shirley Temple asked the reporter, "Why don't you talk to me, I'm the star." See more »

Goofs

In the end credits, actress Sara Haden's first name is misspelled as "Sarah." See more »

Quotes

Margaret Allen: It seems I can't go anywhere or doing anything with Barry making trouble for me. I hate that man! He causes me more sleepless nights.
Richard Barry: Sleepless nights? What does he do, play his trombone under your window or something?
Margaret Allen: Everything but that. I lay awake half the night thinking up new ideas, and in the morning I find out Barry's not only beaten me to them, he's topped me in a thousand ways. I wish he'd drown in his own soap suds. But I shouldn't be boring you with my troubles.
Richard Barry: That's all right. ...
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Referenced in Kung Phooey! (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Peck's Theme
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Shirley Temple
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One of Shirley's Best
1 April 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Shirley Temple really shines in this gorgeous movie. Although the storyline is a tad weak, and features some of the cliché's used in her early movies (for example, winning over the old man- aka, in the Little Colonel) the singing and dancing definitely makes up for it.

Songs such as "When I'm with you" and "You've gotta eat your spinach baby" are magnificent mediums for Shirley's voice and the addition of cast members Alice Faye and Jack Haley make it even better.

This movie is definitely one of Shirley's best, and she showcases the charm and talent that is often void from the performances of today's child-stars. A must see for any Shirley fan.


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