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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 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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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 ...
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Purvis
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Dr. Hill
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Mug
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Henry Kipper
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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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Trivia

The pigtailed hairdo that Shirley Temple wears in the farm scenes made headline news when this film was released. See more »

Goofs

When Rebecca's uncle negotiates her legal guardianship papers, after he says "So long kid, see you in church" she says, "Thank you, Tony." Her uncle's name is Henry. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Winstead: Are you all right, mister?
Hamilton Montmarcy: I'm almost a nervous breakdown. I get this way before every program.
Rebecca Winstead: Oh, are you going on the radio now?
Hamilton Montmarcy: That's just what makes me so nervous. I never know.
Rebecca Winstead: Then why don't you ask somebody?
Hamilton Montmarcy: They don't know, either.
Rebecca Winstead: This is certainly a funny radio station.
Hamilton Montmarcy: My dear young lady, there's nothing funny about it. I'm an organist, one of the best, if I may say so. Hamilton Montmarcy. Perhaps you've heard of me.
Rebecca Winstead: I don't think so.
Hamilton Montmarcy: I'm an emergency musician. But there are never ...
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Referenced in The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Hollywood Romance (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

The Toy Trumpet
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Raymond Scott
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell and Lew Pollack
Copyright 1938 by Circle Music Publications Inc.
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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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