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Bad Little Angel (1939)

Approved | | Drama | 27 October 1939 (USA)
A bible-guided Victorian orphan befriends a bootblack in a strange town.

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(as William Thiele)

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(story "Looking After Sandy"), (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
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Gene Reynolds ...
Thomas 'Tommy' Wilks
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Luther Marvin
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Jm Creighton (Sentinel editor)
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Mrs. Perkins
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Edwards, Marvin's Valet
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Red Wilks
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Mrs. Ellen Creighton
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Mrs. Dodd (scenes deleted)
Cora Sue Collins ...
Clarabella Dodd (scenes deleted)
Sally Martin ...
Belinda (scenes deleted)
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A bible-guided Victorian orphan befriends a bootblack in a strange town.

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27 October 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La endiablada  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Rex, the dog in this movie, was the same dog who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz (1939). See more »

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Long, Long Ago
(1883)
Music and Lyrics by Thomas Haynes Bayley
Played as background music over the opening credits
Reprised often as background music
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Uplifting Film, strong Moral message
1 August 2005 | by (San Juan Capistrano, CA) – See all my reviews

Okay, I'll admit I was in tears watching this film. Virginia Wiedler was a wonderful alternative to the Shirley Temple/Margaret O'Brien acting style, and I really like her sincerity without the "sugar coating" that Shirley and Margaret always added.

Wonderful supporting characters, (although more important), since she played an orphan, and was constantly looking for guidance and acceptance. The Father figure, the boyfriend, his alcoholic father, and the other character actors made this a balanced film. Christian overtones wouldn't get it through to the big screen these days, but this was 1939. Late in the Depression, Christian thinking was very strong. Worth watching!


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