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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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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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Release Date:

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 »

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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Version of The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917) 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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Excellent example of the cuteness and talent that made her a star.
29 August 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

After all these years and with all the changes within our society it is amazing to feel the charm of this sparkling young girl. Even with Jack Haley, Alice Faye and Claude Gillingwater providing such good support, there is no doubt who makes this film work - Shirley Temple.

A child that any parent could be proud of. Strong-willed, intelligent, talented, and fearless yet obedient and loving.

The performance, with Jack and Alice of the "Spinach" song, coupled with the final dance routine would, by themselves, make this movie worth watching repeatedly.


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