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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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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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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: Didn't he like what we did?
Jimmy Dolan: Sure he did. I guess he's just going in the next room to applaud.
Barbara Barry: But you said we were good.
Jerry Dolan: Never pay any attention to what he says.
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Soundtracks

Oh My Goodness
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Shirley Temple
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OK, so it had nothing to do with the original...
26 January 2002 | by (Here) – See all my reviews

...it's still vastly entertaining. It was common practice for 20th Century Fox to buy film rights to a classic novel, and turn it into a Shirley Temple vehicle that has not even a passing resemblance to the original. The book "The Poor Little Rich Girl" is far more tragic than this cute-fest, but as an entertainment film, it certainly succeeds.

The performances are right up there. One of my favourite screen stars Alice Faye is so brilliant, she never gets lost in Temple's glare as do so many of her costars. Jack Haley is hilarious, and the songs are amazing. Alas, Gloria Stuart isn't given much to do but she looks wonderful.

Favourite moments include the spaghetti-eating scene, Shirley's conversation with the curb-side porter and of course "You Gotta Eat Your Spinach Baby." Fine film for parents to watch with their kids.

Try to get the original black and white version if you can, the colorized version looks a little weird.


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