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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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Roger Wendling
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Jimmy Clayton
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Barbara Shea
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Sarah Wendling (as Edna Mae Oliver)
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Fiske
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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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Flossie
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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)  »

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Bowery Princess  »

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(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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

Barbara Shea: Now don't you stay up listening to that music. You just shut your eyes and go right to sleep.
Betsy Brown: I'll shut my eyes, but it'll probably come in through my ears.
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Soundtracks

Tiger Rag
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Edwin B. Edwards, Nick LaRocca, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro and Larry Shields
Played by the band
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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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