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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
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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.

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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 Almost Home: New Moon (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Alone with You
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung by Phyllis Brooks and Jack Haley
Copyright 1938 by Leo. Feist Inc.
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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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