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Miss Annie Rooney (1942)

Approved  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
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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
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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)  »

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A Pequena Heroína  »

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Trivia

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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Inoffensive teenage troubles circa 1942...just a bit excruciating
10 July 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Poor Irish teen, living with her crusty grandpa and unemployed inventor-father, needs a party frock after a wealthy boy she likes asks her to his birthday bash. Naturally, along with a new dress, she'll need a matching wrap and evening sandals, too! Shirley Temple on the wane: she proves not to be a natural movie talent in her teenage years, nor does she seem to connect with this character or with the other kids in the cast (though one can hardly blame her for steering clear of Peggy Ryan's over-the-top Myrtle!). William Gargan, playing Shirl's father--a purveyor of a new technique which turns weeds into a rubbery substance--manages a nice sense of loving desperation, and Temple does break out her dancing shoes in the party sequence. But these teen-trials are completely unreal. This is the kind of penniless movie family with one foot on the street who still manage to live in a large apartment complete with telephone extension in the daughter's room! The film failed to get Temple's career on the right track, and her manner is blasé and indifferent throughout. ** from ****


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