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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

Approved  |   |  Family, Comedy, Drama  |  18 March 1938 (USA)
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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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Cast

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Anthony Kent
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Orville Smithers
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Gwen Warren
Phyllis Brooks ...
Lola Lee
Helen Westley ...
Aunt Miranda Wilkins
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Homer Busby
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Aloysius
Raymond Scott and His Quintet ...
Themselves (as Raymond Scott Quintet)
Alan Dinehart ...
Purvis
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Dr. Hill
Dixie Dunbar ...
Receptionist
Paul Hurst ...
Mug
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Henry Kipper
Ruth Gillette ...
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. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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18 March 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shirley auf Welle 303  »

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(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The pigtailed hairdo that Shirley Temple wears in the farm scenes made headline news when this film was released. 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

Harry Kipper: Long time no see, folks. Meet the new missus, and this is my attorney, Jake Singer.
Melba: Pleased to meet you.
Aunt Miranda Wilkins: I thought you weren't coming back here, Harry Kipper.
Harry Kipper: It's like this, Miranda. I've been doing all right, just getting married and all, and I'm ready to take Rebecca back now.
Aunt Miranda Wilkins: You'll do no such thing! You gave the child up once, and you can't take her back now!
Harry Kipper: Now, Miranda, there's no reason why we can't be friendly about this.
Aunt Miranda Wilkins: I'd sooner be friendly with a rattlesnake.
Gwen Warren: It's obvious that ...
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Connections

Referenced in Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

You've Gotta Eat Your Spinach, Baby
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Mary McCarty
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An adorable film...
6 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Shirley Temple definitely deserved some of her popularity after this tailor-made vehicle. The film is as adorable as the young star. It follows Rebecca (Temple) as she tries to fulfill her dream of singing on a popular radio show. She does this with the help of a few adult friends who compliment Temple perfectly. Temple herself, shines in this film. Singing, dancing and acting she shows a natural talent for performing and clearly enjoys herself with this film. All in all I would recommend this film to anyone. It might not be the best Shirley Temple film but it will keep you entertained all the way through and the enchanting lead will captivate you.


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