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Little Miss Broadway (1938)

 -  Drama | Musical  -  29 July 1938 (USA)
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An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Roger Wendling
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Jimmy Clayton
Phyllis Brooks ...
Barbara Shea
Edna May Oliver ...
Sarah Wendling (as Edna Mae Oliver)
George Barbier ...
Fiske
Edward Ellis ...
Pop Shea
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Miss Hutchins
El Brendel ...
Ole
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Willoughby Wendling
Patricia Wilder ...
Flossie
Claude Gillingwater ...
Judge (as Claude Gillingwater Sr.)
George Brasno ...
George Brasno (as George)
Olive Brasno ...
Olive Brasno (as Olive)
Charles Williams ...
Mike Brody
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An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.

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hotel | orphanage | orphan | twins | trial | See more »

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Drama | Musical

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29 July 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Miss Broadway  »

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(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Ben Welden (Taxi Driver) and Clarence Wilson (Scully) are in Studio Records for their roles, but they were not seen in the movie. They may have been filmed, but cut before release. See more »

Goofs

When the "Hot and Happy Four" are checking into the Hotel Variety, they agree to pay a year in advance at $40 per week. Mr. Wendling hands Mr. Shea a check and says "52 times 40 is 2,008." Mr Shea is pleased with this amount and Betsy even compliments him on his arithmetic. Captions verify the line. The error is that 52 x 40 = 2,080, not 2,008. See more »

Quotes

Roger Wendling: This young lady wants to give you money to pay the rent on the hotel.
Sarah Wendling: Nonsense! So you've gone in for social service, have you?
Roger Wendling: Not exactly, Aunt Sarah, I just met an acquaintance.
Betsy Brown: There's almost five dollars in here, and I'm sure Pop will have the rest for you very soon.
Willoughby Wendling: Bless my soul!
Sarah Wendling: Keep your soul out of this. You will please get rid of this child.
Roger Wendling: But Aunt Sarah...
Sarah Wendling: If those people next door think they can play on my sympathy like this, they are greatly mistaken. I'll have my rent, all of ...
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In the Evening by the Moonlight
(1878) (uncredited)
Written by James Allen Bland
Sung briefly during "Swing Me an Old Fashioned Song" sequence
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Such Talent for such a little girl!
9 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An orphaned Shirley is adopted by an elderly man and his daughter who run a hotel for "Entertainers", however when the rent is past due, the grumpy wealthy landlady who lives next door, tries to have the hotel closed. When that attempt fails, she has Shirley sent back to the orphanage, because of the " unwholesome " atmosphere at the hotel. But fear not, it IS a Shirley movie---it always works out!

I think this is an adorable movie. It's hard to grasp the reality of how YOUNG Shirley was when she did these films. To be so talented at such a young age! The story is cute, with a probably predictable ending, but the characters stand out and keep your interest. And watching Shirley dance to " We Belong Together " with George Murphy always makes me smile. Edna Oliver is PERFECT as a cantankerous IL' landlady. The film clearly isn't an Oscar winner, but if you enjoy good, wholesome entertainment without all the sex, violence and fowl language, you will LOVE this movie.


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