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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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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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Mam'zelle vedette  »

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Trivia

The title is taken from a book by Kate Douglas Wiggin, but outside of the character of Aunt Miranda and the plot element of Rebecca coming to live with her aunt, the film has absolutely nothing in common with the book. 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: Here are some cookies for you to eat on the way.
Rebecca Winstead: Thank you, Aunt Miranda. I'm going to miss your cookies.
Aunt Miranda Wilkins: And here's a picture of me so you won't forget what I look like. Of course it isn't a very good likeness. It was taken twenty years ago.
Rebecca Winstead: I'll never forget you, Aunt Miranda.
Aunt Miranda Wilkins: Oh, of course you will.
Rebecca Winstead: Please, Aunt Miranda, I don't want to leave!
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Spoofed in The Simpsons: Last Tap Dance in Springfield (2000) 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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