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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

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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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Trivia

Unlike in her earlier film Our Little Girl (1935), in which she played "Oh! Susanna," Shirley Temple did not do her own piano playing in this film. 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

Gwen Warren: I'm glad you're not hurt. Or are you?
Tony Kent: [putting his hand over his heart] I'm afraid so. I've got a strange feeling right here.
Rebecca Winstead: I hope it doesn't hurt too much. You better let Gwen and me put you to bed.
Tony Kent: That would be a pleasant experience.
Gwen Warren: I think Homer can handle the situation. I'm sorry we bothered you, Mr...?
Tony Kent: Kent. Anthony Kent. I live here, but this is my first trip of the year. I hope you'll bother me again soon.
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Connections

Referenced in My Favorite Martian: Martin and the Eternal Triangle (1964) 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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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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