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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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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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Drama

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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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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 »

Quotes

Joey: Hi, sugarpuss!
Annie Rooney: Hi, superman! Come on in.
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Connections

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

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Not perfect, but very enjoyable

It would be hard for me not to like any Shirley Temple movie.

It's too bad most people think of her as the cute little tyke, because, as she grew into an adult, she just got better as an actress, and in fact became a beautiful woman.

She was at the in-between stage in this movie, playing a young teenager, which was appropriate since she was 14.

As usual, she was adorable. Even as a fan, I will admit that sometimes she relied too much on pouty expressions left over from her very young years, but she also had the ability necessary to portray the pertinent emotions.

She liked dancing, as she wrote in her autobiography (which I highly recommend, to everyone), and she got to dance here, and was a lot of fun to watch.

Dickie Moore, of whom also I am a fan, was just not quite right as the rich boy. He didn't come across strongly enough, but his performance still does not detract enough to lessen one's enjoyment.

Roland du Pree, on the other hand, gave a very strong performance, strong enough, in fact, that I am dumbfounded he didn't have a major career.

He was a very good-looking young man, a good dancer, and a scene stealer, but apparently nothing is known about him, since even his birth date is not shown here at IMDb.

Look for a very young Noel Neill and a very young June Lockhart in the party scene.

The adults, by the way, rather varied in watchability, but, again, nothing can detract much from this very nice movie.


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