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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
Dixie Dunbar ...
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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)  »

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

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

Tony Kent: You did find that kid all right, didn't you?
Orville Smithers: Well, chief, it's this way. The detectives...
Tony Kent: Did you find her?
Orville Smithers: Don't get excited. There are a lot of other kids.
Tony Kent: Quit stalling. What's happened?
Orville Smithers: Well, chief, I lost Little Miss America.
Tony Kent: What? What do you mean you lost her?
Orville Smithers: It's not our fault. We went to her address, and the kid had gone. I tell you, we even hired detectives. That kid has vanished from the face of the earth.
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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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Come and get your happiness with Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple tries the farm life as Rebecca, who wants to be a singer star on the radio.Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is directed by Allan Dwan.It's loosely based on Kate Douglas Wiggins' book.Shirley Temple is so adorable in the lead as Rebecca.Gloria Stuart plays Gwen, Rebecca's cousin and Kent's romantic interest.Sadly Ms. Stuart passed away on Sunday Sep 26 at the age of 100.She got to do a lot in a hundred years.There's some fun stuff in this movie, like when they get Rebecca out of the house so she can go and sing on the radio.The musical numbers bring you in a good mood.An Old Straw Hat is delightful.Come and Get Your Happiness was really good.Shirley Temple's movies have brought so much happiness and joy to the world.And those are the two things we always need.


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