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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

Approved | | Family, Comedy, Drama | 18 March 1938 (USA)
Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

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Cast

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Anthony Kent
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Orville Smithers
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Gwen Warren
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Lola Lee
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Aunt Miranda Wilkins
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Homer Busby
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Aloysius
Raymond Scott and His Quintet ...
Themselves (as Raymond Scott Quintet)
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Purvis
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Dr. Hill
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Mug
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Henry Kipper
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Melba
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Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

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18 March 1938 (USA)  »

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Mam'zelle vedette  »

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(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

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Trivia

The original script calling the sponsor's product "Crackly Corn Flakes", was met with objections by the Quaker Oats Company, with whom Shirley had a tie-in deal for their Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice cereals. They thought that the sponsor's name sounded too close to Kellogg's Corn Flakes, a rival product. In the finished script, the product was re-named "Crackly Grain Flakes". See more »

Goofs

The "greatest hits" debacle gets even worse, however, when rather than offering a few cobbled together lines of fake "hits" which would've at least kept her in character as Rebecca, Shirley instead sings a medley of... Shirley's hits. Ouch. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Winstead: We'd really get further in our act if he wouldn't talk so much.
Myrtle: Is he in the act with you?
Rebecca Winstead: I'm the act. He's my manager.
Myrtle: I bet you would make a better manager than your father.
Rebecca Winstead: Uncle Harry isn't my father. He's my stepfather. I've been taking care of him ever since my mother died.
Myrtle: Why, you poor child.
Rebecca Winstead: I'm not a poor child. I'm very self-reliant. My mother taught me to always be that way.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Animal Crackers in My Soup
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Ted Koehler and Irving Caesar
Sung as part of a medley by Shirley Temple
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My brief review of the film
16 December 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A pleasant if not brilliant Shirley Temple vehicle, the young actress shines as the charming Rebecca and she sings quite well too. The film itself is formulaic and very predictable with typical characters, but it nevertheless does the job reasonably well, providing an opportunity for Temple to display her talents as and actress and as a singer. The songs are a delight to listen too as well. The main setback for the film is the amateurish editing - at least three or four times continuity is broken by the presence of jump cuts - however this can easily be ignored in light of the charms of the film. It supposedly is not faithful to the source material, but as a film on its own, it does fine.


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