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Miss Annie Rooney (1942)

Approved | | Drama | 29 May 1942 (USA)
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.

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Rooney
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Grandpop
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Marty
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Myrtle
Roland Dupree ...
Joey (as Roland Du Pree)
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Mrs. White
Jonathan Hale ...
Mr. White
Mary Field ...
Mrs. Metz
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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.

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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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joey's hand-made car is named Anesthesia, but it's also called Anastasia. This may be a play on his girlfriend Annie's name. 'Blitz Buggy' is hand-painted on the side of the car. 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 »

Quotes

Annie Rooney: That's what I adore about Spring. It's so uncertain. Sunshine and tears.
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Connections

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

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One of the better "colorized" versions on VHS...Shirley in early teen movie...
13 April 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Shirley had left Fox and was in a sort of limbo waiting for suitable roles when she did 'Miss Annie Rooney' for Edward Small, her first teen-age role before the more successful one in 'Since You Went Away'. I saw this in the colorized video version and, although certainly not one of her best films, it was passable enough and fun seeing Shirley develop into her "older" roles. A lot of teen-age jive talk (1940s-style) makes up most of the dialogue and the plot is a slender one about a poor girl infatuated with a rich boy and facing disapproval of his friends. Guy Kibbee is enjoyable as Shirley's grandfather and William Gargan and Peggy Ryan do well enough in supporting roles. Shirley's teen-age poise is impressive and she looks charming--but this is a distinctly minor item among her credits, an interesting curiosity piece if you want to compare today's teen-agers to the swinging juveniles shown here. The script is weak, and yet Temple manages to be her charming self. As far as the colorization goes, it's one of the better jobs I've seen.


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