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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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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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Also Known As:

Shirley auf Welle 303  »

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Trivia

The title is taken from a book by Kate Douglas Wiggin, but outside of the character of Aunt Miranda and the plot element of Rebecca coming to live with her aunt, the film has absolutely nothing in common with the book. 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

Aunt Miranda Wilkins: Just a minute, young man. Are you trying to tell me you want to put Rebecca on the radio?
Tony Kent: Yes, Miss Wilkins. On a very important program. A nationwide hookup...
Aunt Miranda Wilkins: Get out of here!
Tony Kent: But Miss Wilkins, I don't understand...
Gwen Warren: Aunt Miranda, please just listen to Mr. Kent.
Rebecca Winstead: I want to go on the radio so bad.
Tony Kent: This is a very important opportunity for Rebecca. Surely you can't say no.
Aunt Miranda Wilkins: Oh, can't I? Just listen, Mr. Kent. No! I know what you show people are, a no-good lot! I took Rebecca out of that unwholesome...
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Connections

Referenced in Make Room for Daddy: Sense of Humor (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

An Old Straw Hat
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Shirley Temple
Copyright 1938 by Leo. Feist Inc.
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Shirley lights up the screen....again!
8 December 2001 | by (Birmingahm, England) – See all my reviews

Shirley temple at her peak as a girl singer who is sought by two rival cereal companies to promote their radio commercials.Randolph Scott and Gloria Stuart provide the romance. Helen Westley, Slim Summerville and William Demarest head the supporting cast but it is 9 year old Shirley's movie from first to last, full of charm and innocence and loosely adapted from the childrens classic by Kate Douglas Wiggan. Shirley's numbers include "Come and get your happiness" and she also sings a medley of hits from her previous movies (among them On the good ship lollipop, When Im with you, Animal crackers in my soup and more)and dances with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. running time 71 mins b&w


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