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Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)

Approved | | Adventure, Family, Music | 18 July 1936 (USA)
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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Richard Barry
Sara Haden ...
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Claude Gillingwater ...
Simon Peck
Paul Stanton ...
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Henry Armetta ...
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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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Trivia

Leonard Kibrick is in studio records for the role of 'Freckles', but he was not seen in the released print. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Richard Barry: Now, Mr. Peck, I understand this place is, well, is going to pot. I'd be willing to, uh, take it off your hands for you. That is, if you'd care to sell.
Simon Peck: Do I understand that you - ?
Richard Barry: You understand me to say that I'll buy you out. How much?
Simon Peck: Do you have the collosal nerve to suggest that I sell my business to you?
Richard Barry: Well, why not? You've been losing money for the past two years You're practically broke.
Simon Peck: Get out! Get out before I kick you out! Get out!
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Referenced in My Favorite Martian: Poor Little Rich Cat (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

You've Gotta Eat Your Spinach, Baby
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Alice Faye, Jack Haley and Shirley Temple
Also Played on the radio
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Nice Characters; Nice Movie
19 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is another very nice Shirley Temple film, one of the above-average ones for her (and most of hers were above-average to start with!). This one featured really nice characters, downplayed the villain, and had a lot of songs.

It didn't have as much tap dancing as I would like to have seen, but it did feature a prolonged dance at the end with Shirley, Jack Haley and Alice Faye.

The villain was some mysterious dude who was either a child molester or a kidnapper. It was never really explained. Thankfully, he had a small role. Otherwise, it was all good people and fun ones to watch. I like seeing Gloria Stuart in her early days, too.

The story is predictable, but most of them are and everyone winds up happy in the end. I find nothing wrong with that! It's all the better that Shirley winds up with vaudeville performers, guaranteeing we get a lot of musical entertainment in this movie. And.....where else but a Shirley Temple movie, would you have a song called "You've Got To Eat Your Spinach, Baby?"


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