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Stowaway (1936)

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

Shirley Temple was tutored in her Chinese dialogue by Bessie Nyi, a UCLA student from Shanghai. When Shirley Temple tried her phrases on the film's extras, they didn't understand her. Her dialogue was in Mandarin, which was appropriate for her character. But the Chinese community of Los Angeles largely spoke Cantonese, and consequently most of dialogue spoken by the extras in the movie is in Cantonese, which was not authentic for the scenes set in Shanghai. See more »

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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

Richard Hope: Why did you cable me? Where's Susan? She's not ill, is she?
Mrs. Hope: No, Richard, she's not ill.
Richard Hope: Then why did you cable me? It's not exactly an inexpensive trip.
Mrs. Hope: I know, Richard, I know, but frankly the situation was more than I could bare alone.
Richard Hope: Heavens, Mother, don't build it up!
Mrs. Hope: Have you ever heard of a Tommy Randall?
Richard Hope: It sounds familiar.
Mrs. Hope: It should be, it's been in the papers often enough. Well, he's on this boat!
Richard Hope: What's that got to do with Susan?
Mrs. Hope: Richard, your mother is a woman of the world, and she ...
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Soundtracks

I Wanna Go To The Zoo
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Copyright 1936 by Robbins Music Corp.
Written for the movie, but not performed
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"Stowaway" is a great Shirley Temple classic.
8 November 1998 | by (Greenville, New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

Shirley Temple, Robert Young, and Alice Faye star in this wonderful family film. Shirley Temple plays Barbara Stewart aka Ching-Ching, a lovable child who befriends Tommy Randall (Robert Young) in China. Both end up on a ship going to the United States. There they both meet Susan Parker (Alice Faye, in a brilliant performance). If you like Shirley Temple films and haven't seen this one you definitely should. Shirley was always great in her films and this one is no exception.


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