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Kathleen is a 12 year old who lives in a big house with a nanny, a butler, maids, no mother and a father who is working most of the time. She dreams of a family with a mother, father and her, and tells everyone that she has such a family. Because of this story, she cannot invite any friends over as they will see that it is not true. Kathleen and her nanny, Mrs. Farrell do not get along, so her father hires a psychologist name Dr. Kent to be her new nanny for the summer. Her father has a new girlfriend, named Lorraine, who he is considering for his wife and mother to Kathleen. Kathleen does not like her and Lorraine is cold to Kathleen. Kathleen envisions Dr. Kent as the perfect mother for her and wife for her father. Written by
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A body double for Herbert Marshall was used in the scene where his character runs past Shirley Temple and up the stairs after Mrs. Farrell opens the box containing a firecracker. Marshall lost a leg in WWI and body doubles were always used whenever his character had to run or walk quickly up staircases. See more »
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Music and lyrics by Roger Edens and Earl K. Brent (as Earl Brent)
Played during the opening and closing credits
Played on a music box several times
Sung by Shirley Temple (uncredited) and chorus in a musical review during her daydream
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Bratty 12-year-old Shirley Temple (as Kathleen Davis) sees more of her servants than wealthy widower father Herbert Marshall (as John Davis). She has an imaginary life as a nice girl, and enjoys sneaking out to visit ethnic New York friend Felix Bressart (as Schoner). Family happiness is in the offing when Mr. Marshall brings home fiancée Gail Patrick (as Lorraine Bennett), but Ms. Temple immediately recognizes the woman as wicked. Temple would rather father marry nice child psychologist Laraine Day (as Angela "Angel" Kent), who is brought in to figure out what the heck is wrong with Temple. This MGM feature was considered the first of Temple's comeback attempts, after her successful career at Fox ended.
*** Kathleen (12/18/41) Harold S. Bucquet ~ Shirley Temple, Herbert Marshall, Laraine Day, Gail Patrick
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