7.1/10
883
22 user 6 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Curly Top (1935)
Family | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Rochelle Hudson
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Shirley Temple, Dorothy Dell
Dimples (1936)
Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Shirley Temple, Frank Morgan, Robert Kent
Family | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler
Stars: Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable
Bright Eyes (1934)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell
Comedy | Musical | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Shirley lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school, but she's rescued by relatives. Buddy Ebsen dances "At The Codfish Ball" with Shirley.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbee, Slim Summerville
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Priscilla Williams is a young girl traveling with her mother, Joyce, to join her paternal grandfather, a British army colonel, at the post he commands in northern India. Upon arrival, they ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, C. Aubrey Smith
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman
Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Claire Trevor
Stowaway (1936)
Musical | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ching-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep in his car which winds up on a ship headed for America. Susan Parker, also on the ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Shirley Temple, Robert Young, Alice Faye
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. A Yankee takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler
Stars: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson
Stars: Shirley Temple, Rosemary Ames, Joel McCrea
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

18 July 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chudá bohatá holcicka  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

(re-release)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shirley Temple lost her first baby tooth while filming this movie. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jimmy Dolan: My goodness, she sneezed! Get a doctor, quick! Maybe we should put her to bed. Maybe we should...
Barbara Barry: Why don't you just say saluti?
Jimmy Dolan: Huh?
Jerry Dolan: How about gesundheit?
Barbara Barry: Danke schön!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Buy a Bar of Barry's
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by an unidentified group on the radio
Sung by Shirley Temple
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Shirley Shines in Soap Suds Musical
29 February 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

The precocious & incredibly talented little daughter of a widowed soap merchant dreams of living like a normal child. On her way to boarding school, she loses herself in New York City, changes her name and ends up living with a couple of ex-vaudeville performers. With spunk & vitality, the child makes them all stars of a radio show sponsored by her father's greatest business rival. Will she continue to enjoy her new freedom, or will her identity be revealed so that she once again becomes a POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL?

Shirley Temple is in top form in this winning film which gives her ample opportunity to display her many charms. She lights up the screen with her youthful joy. It's no wonder she was Hollywood's biggest star for several years.

Shirley is given fine support from Jack Haley & Alice Faye as her musical partners, and Michael Whalen & Gloria Stuart as her father & his new lady love. Claude Gillingwater is very good as the crotchety business rival who is melted by Shirley's affection. That's Jane Darwell as Shirley's nanny & Henry Armetta scores as an Italian organ grinder. Film mavens should keep an eye out for Billy Gilbert, in a tiny bit as a hilarious waiter.

Shirley sings `Oh, My Goodness', `When I'm With You' & `But Definitely' and joins with Faye & Haley in `You Gotta Eat Your Spinach, Baby' & "Military Man".


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was Collins Killed? ajr01
Running times Wfs1933
Poor Little Rich Girl - One of the Best ST films - Underrated! mcannady1
The Dad: He's kind of a playboy Piperson
Discuss Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?