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Stowaway (1936)

Approved | | Musical, Adventure, Family | 25 December 1936 (USA)
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 »

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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 ship, marries Randall to give Chin-Ching a family. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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25 December 1936 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After filming of this movie was completed, Shirley Temple was given the Pekingese dog that had played her character's pet dog, "Mr. Woo." Temple renamed the dog "Ching-Ching," after her character in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Ching-Ching meets Tommy Randall in the shop where he's trying to buy a dragon's head, the shop owner holds up the dragon head to let Tommy Randall see it. In the next shot, the dragon's head is sitting on the counter. See more »

Quotes

Atkins: There's a young lady to see you, sir, I think it's rather urgent.
Tommy Randall: Oh, that's bad.
Atkins: She's very beautiful, sir.
Tommy Randall: Oh? That's not so bad.
Atkins: She has a child with her, sir.
Tommy Randall: Oh, that is bad.
Atkins: She also has the captain with her, and he insists upon seeing you, sir.
Tommy Randall: Oh, that's very bad!
Atkins: Here you are, sir?
Tommy Randall: What's that?
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Edited into Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Please
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Originally from The Big Broadcast (1932)
Copyright 1932 by Famous Music Corp.
Sung by Sammee Tong
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A Charming Movie
10 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Stowaway" may not be the best of the Shirley Temple movies, mostly because the character of the man who adopts her is too devil-may-care for the viewer to think he has the necessary heart of gold to become a surrogate father, but it is still an endearing and delightful film. Contrary to what another reviewer wrote, Shirley does NOT play a "street child" in China, rather, she is the orphaned child of Christian missionaries who is being sent home to America by her careful guardians (both American and Chinese), when a horrible series of events leads to her becoming lost. This portion of the movie is quite realistic, as with many of the most affecting Shirley Temple films, and sets the necessary tragic background against which her bravery and good cheer will shine. "Stowaway" is also notable for a stage turn in which Shirley does a credible impersonation of Al Jolson, which is a great deal of fun for fans of the period's celebrities.


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