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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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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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Trivia

While her mother, Gertrude Temple, was being interviewed on the set of this movie, Shirley Temple asked the reporter, "Why don't you talk to me, I'm the star." See more »

Quotes

Barbara Barry: You know, Daddy, this house wouldn't be so lonesome if you'd stay home once in awhile.
Richard Barry: If I stayed home all the time, there wouldn't be any house.
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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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Nice Characters; Nice Movie
19 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is another very nice Shirley Temple film, one of the above-average ones for her (and most of hers were above-average to start with!). This one featured really nice characters, downplayed the villain, and had a lot of songs.

It didn't have as much tap dancing as I would like to have seen, but it did feature a prolonged dance at the end with Shirley, Jack Haley and Alice Faye.

The villain was some mysterious dude who was either a child molester or a kidnapper. It was never really explained. Thankfully, he had a small role. Otherwise, it was all good people and fun ones to watch. I like seeing Gloria Stuart in her early days, too.

The story is predictable, but most of them are and everyone winds up happy in the end. I find nothing wrong with that! It's all the better that Shirley winds up with vaudeville performers, guaranteeing we get a lot of musical entertainment in this movie. And.....where else but a Shirley Temple movie, would you have a song called "You've Got To Eat Your Spinach, Baby?"


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