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Little Miss Broadway (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | 29 July 1938 (USA)
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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Barbara Shea
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Sarah Wendling (as Edna Mae Oliver)
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Pop Shea
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Miss Hutchins
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Ole
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Willoughby Wendling
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Judge (as Claude Gillingwater Sr.)
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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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Miss Hutchins: I'm sorry to say - or perhaps I shouldn't say sorry - but we won't have the pleasure of hearing Betsy sing for us again. Mr. Shea was a dear friend of her parents and he and his daughter have come to take her to live with them in New York. I'm sure she has our warmest wishes for happiness in her new home.
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It's All Here In One Package
29 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This might be the best of all the Shirley Temple movies of the 1930s because its so interesting start-to-finish.

The only annoying person is Edna May Oliver, who plays the standard mean old lady who is out to ruin things for the ""good guys" Fortunately, she's not in a lot of scenes and eventually even changes her thoughts for the better.

The rest of the film is nothing but nice people who are a lot of fun to watch. George Murphy and Phyllis Brooks are the typical (for Temple movies) super nice, handsome young couple which gets together in the end.

Edward Ellis plays a nice old man and Donald Meek nearly steals the show with some funny lines and funny faces. I thought James Durante would be funny, but he had more of a straight than comedic role.

Other features which make this movie stand out from normal Temple fare were unique characters (midgets, twins, penguins and more) and a tremendous amount of songs and dances (much more than normally heard).

All the elements that made Shirley Temple's films so successful are rolled up into this movie. Great stuff!


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