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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

 -  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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rebecca Winstead
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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

According to the Motion Picture Producers & Distributors Association (MPPDA), 22-year-old assistant director Jack Temple was Shirley Temple's older brother. See more »

Goofs

On her first-ever radio broadcast, Rebecca (whom no one has ever heard of) sings a medley of her "greatest hits." See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Winstead: What does Homer do?
Gwen Warren: He takes care of Mr. Kent's place.
Rebecca Winstead: Why doesn't Aunt Miranda like him?
Gwen Warren: A long time ago, Homer asked Aunt Miranda to marry him.
Rebecca Winstead: Is that why she's mad at him?
Gwen Warren: Not exactly. You see, he celebrated so much the night before that he forgot to go to the wedding.
Rebecca Winstead: Mr. Kent is very nice. Don't you think so?
Gwen Warren: Come on and help me pick berries.
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Connections

Referenced in A Thousand Clowns (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

When I'm with You
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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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