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Little Miss Broadway (1938)

Approved  |   |  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 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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Drama | Musical

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29 July 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Miss Broadway  »

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Trivia

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 »

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When Roger introduces Betsy to his aunt he calls her Betty instead of Betsy. See more »

Quotes

Betsy Brown: I used to be an orphan before Pop adopted me.
Roger Wendling: That is a coincidence, you know, I used to be an orphan myself!
Betsy Brown: It's too bad we weren't orphans at the same time. We could've had lots of fun together!
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Soundtracks

Be Optimistic
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Spina
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
Sung by Shirley Temple with other girls at orphanage
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The most "musical" of all Temple's movies.
24 December 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Being this the very first Shirley Temple movie I've ever seen, I must say it's my favorite. Shirley gives a great performance singing and dancing in all her numbers! And that one we can really call "musical". On the other ones we can see only one or two scenes with singing and dancing, but at this one you can see singing and dancing almost all the time.

Shirley's an optimistic orphan who is adopted by a Vaudeville hotel "owner" and his daughter. She meets a guy (George Murphy, who is FABULOUS dancing with Shirley on the number "We Should be Together") trying to convince his aunt (Edna May Oliver, the real owner) to not close the hotel.

Shirley looks so sweet in that movie, in all her numbers -- especially in "If the world was a paper", "We should be together" and "Little Miss Broadway".

Anyway, this is a very enjoyable movie. Anyone who watches it can enjoy not just Shirley's performances but almost everything in the movie: the story, the characters, the songs, the dancing and so on. A heartwarming movie starring one of the sweetest Child-Stars of all the time with fabulous co-stars. A family movie that can be watched by children, adults and even teenagers and old people.


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