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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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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 ...
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Charles Coleman ...
Stebbins
Arthur Hoyt ...
Percival Gooch
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Flagin
Tyler Brooke ...
Dan Ward
Mathilde Comont ...
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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 »

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Tony's Wife: So small, and so sweet.
Tony: Maybe we keep her, yes?
Tony's Wife: You crazy? What you want to do? You want to go to jail for the kidnap? Five children you have already, six with the monkey.
Tony: All right, then I take her to the policemen in the morning.
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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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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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