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Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Barbara Barry
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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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Flagin
Tyler Brooke ...
Dan Ward
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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18 July 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pobre niña rica  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The precision tap dance performed by Jack Haley, Alice Faye, and Shirley Temple required endless takes. Although Haley, Faye, and Temple were all excellent tap dancers, they found it extremely difficult to stay in sync for such a long and complicated number. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Dolan: You know, we're a couple of heels, running out on the kid like this.
Jimmy Dolan: I know, but...
Jerry Dolan: Yeah, and a couple of crooks, too.
Jimmy Dolan: You're right. Everybody knows Dolan & Dolan, and they know we had the kid.
Jerry Dolan: Yeah, and if we run away, it'll look worse.
Jimmy Dolan: Let's go back and face them.
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Soundtracks

But Definitely
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Alice Faye, Shirley Temple and Jack Haley
Also used as background when Haley and Temple are practicing tap steps
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Captivating little Shirley rich in talent
9 September 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Another musical showcasing the prodigious talents of little Shirley Temple. I recall hearing that Alice Faye said somewhere that she was hard put to it just to keep up with Shirley during that final dance sequence of the soldiers.

In this film Shirley is the little rich girl who becomes lost but is taken in by a family and soon gets acquainted with performers. It's a very pleasant musical, so just enjoy! My preference, however, is for her movies that have a simple and heartwarming tale to tell. The showbiz films are less moving as a story although still very delightful.


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