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Miss Annie Rooney (1942)

 -  Drama  -  29 May 1942 (USA)
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A poor girl falls for a wealthy young man. He invites her to his gala birthday party, but she doesn't have the right kind of dress to wear, so her family and friends band together to raise ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Annie Rooney
William Gargan ...
Rooney
Guy Kibbee ...
Grandpop
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Marty
Peggy Ryan ...
Myrtle
Roland Dupree ...
Joey (as Roland Du Pree)
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Mrs. White
Jonathan Hale ...
Mr. White
Mary Field ...
Mrs. Metz
George Lloyd ...
Burns
Jan Buckingham ...
Madam Sylvia
Selmer Jackson ...
Mr. Thomas
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Stella Bainbridge
Charles Coleman ...
Sidney
Edgar Dearing ...
Policeman
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A poor girl falls for a wealthy young man. He invites her to his gala birthday party, but she doesn't have the right kind of dress to wear, so her family and friends band together to raise money to get her the proper dress. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Glamor girls beware!

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29 May 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Pequena Heroína  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Dickie Moore couldn't dance, so a double had to wear a Dickie Moore mask for all of the dance sequences. See more »

Goofs

In a close-up shot of Annie's hand where she is holding the card with the roses from Marty, she is wearing nail polish, but in the next full shot where she is holding the card with the roses, her nails are not painted. See more »

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Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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Building a temple for the Irish
27 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As Miss Annie Rooney, we have Miss Shirley Temple officially reaching adolescence in a Hollywood motion picture. The acceptable effort is a production from Edward Small's company distributed through United Artists. Despite the obviousness of its limited budget, the movie has plenty of merit, though its script could easily have undergone a rewrite to remove some of the more blatant stereotypes about the Irish-American culture.

Guy Kibbee is cast as Temple's grand-pop and serves stew along with an authentic-sounding brogue. However, William Gargan, who plays his son and Temple's father curiously does not attempt to convey the Irishness of his character much at all. For that matter, he does not attempt to convey much in the way of acting, either.

There are some charming moments in this film that make up for the occasional inconsistencies. One such moment is a teen party where our blossoming star dances with Dickie Moore, who has also officially reached puberty in this film. Like Temple, he suffers the pangs of young love in between fits of barely decipherable young folk slang.


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