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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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Receptionist
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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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1.37 : 1
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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

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

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Last Tap Dance in Springfield (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Crackly Grain Flakes
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung by Quartet
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One of the funniest Shirley Temple movies

This is one of the good movies that Shirley Temple made because I just love how you get so much laughter out of it. I just laughed like crazy when that one neighbor helped get little Shirley out of the upstairs bedroom and down the ladder to the other house then he got trapped up there because the ladder fell off the side of the house. I just cracked up and laughed because of how many funny scenes there are in this movie. I really laughed when the Aunt came upstairs and found that man in the bed instead of little Shirley. I also got a huge amount of laughs out of one of the final scenes in the movie when Shirley is taken away from her Aunt and how she fakes loosing her voice just to get back around the people she loves.


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