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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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Cast

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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

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

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: Do you realize if we don't find that kid, Bartlett cancels everything?
Lola Lee: Careful, Tony. Remember your apoplexy. I gotta run, darling. Goodbye, Casanova.
Orville Smithers: Goodbye, Lola.
Tony Kent: I gotta hand it to you, Orville. I've been out on a limb before, but I never had a guy behind me sawing it off. You realize we're on the worst spot of the century?
Orville Smithers: You've got nothing to worry about, chief. We got the kid's address.
Tony Kent: You have?
Orville Smithers: Of course. We got all their addresses.
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Connections

Referenced in Cleopatra Jones (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Endings
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung by Phyllis Brooks
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User Reviews

 
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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