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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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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

The play, "The Poor Little Rich Girl" by Eleanor Gates, opened in New York at the Hudson Theater on 21 January 1913 and closed in June 1913 after 160 performances. Besides Viola Dana in the starring role, the opening night cast included Alan Hale. The play is based on Gates' novel published in 1912. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Barbara Barry: [singing on the radio] An ordinary day becomes a holiday when I'm with you.
Richard Barry: It can't be! Her voice is just like Barbara's! If I didn't know my child was at school... I'd swear...
Margaret Allen: All children's voices sound a lot alike. It's just that slight difference that makes Bonnie stand out. A proud father probably wouldn't even notice that difference.
Barbara Barry: [on the radio] Marry me, and let me be your wife!
Richard Barry: It is Barbara! I'm telling you, it's Barbara!
Margaret Allen: Are you losing your mind? That's Bonnie Dolan!
Richard Barry: I tell you, ...
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Soundtracks

Military Man
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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Poor Little Rich Girl
24 October 2007 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

I was six years old when I saw Shirley in Poor Little Rich Girl. I had been watching Shirley Temple movies since I was four, and I absolutely adored her.I was very impressionable at this age. My parents used to take me to the movies every Saturday. If Shirley Temple was playing I didn't want to miss it.

The day after I saw this movie, we were sitting down for Sunday dinner. My mother was about to serve up spinach. I never had liked it, and Mother had to cut my serving in half to get me to eat it. She had about given up on getting Jerry to eat spinach. She said, "Well, I guess I'll give Norman some spinach today, but I know Jerry doesn't like it, so I'm not going to give it to him anymore." I immediately replied. "But Mom,I want the spinach. Yesterday I saw Shirley Temple at the movies, and she said we've got to eat our spinach. If she says to eat it,I'm gonna eat it! From now on I want spinach."

My mother and father turned and stared at each other with their mouths open, in a look of disbelief that I will never forget. A little girl had accomplished in one day what they had been unable to do for months. From that day on, I ate my spinach and even got to like it!


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