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Sorrowful Jones (1949)

A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his ... See full summary »

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A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked gangsters and indulge in a bit of horse-thieving. Written by Erica Schulman <ens1@psuvm.psu.edu>

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4 July 1949 (USA)  »

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A Menina Mágica  »

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, that were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. This film received its first telecast in Philadelphia Tuesday 3 February 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10) followed by San Francisco Sunday 2 May 1959 on KPIX (Channel 5), by New York City 7 November 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Los Angeles 19 December 1959 on KNXT (Channel 2), by St. Louis Sunday 27 December 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4), and, finally by Chicago 30 July 1960 on WBBM (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 8 October 2002 as half of Universal's Bob Hope Tribute Collection, in tandem with The Paleface (1948), and again 29 April 2014 as one of 10 features in Universal's Bob Hope Classic Comedy Collection. See more »

Quotes

Once Over Sam: He makes a monkey out of me? Well I'll make an omelet outta him!
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Version of Little Miss Marker (1980) See more »

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Rock-a-Bye Bangtail
(uncredited)
based on "Rock-a-Bye Baby"
Music by Effie I. Canning
Special Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Bob Hope and Mary Jane Saunders
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Very Good, Underrated Re-Make
16 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie, a re-make of Shirley Temple's "Little Miss Marker" gets little respect from the critics. As usual, I disagree with them: this is fun movie and one you should enjoy if you like Temple and laugh at Bob Hope's jokes.

I didn't always think Hope was funny but this movie had a lot of laughs, a great story and a cute kid. It isn't as hokey or dated as most of Hope's films and some of his lines in here are downright clever.

Mary Jane Saunders does a nice imitation of Temple-Margaret O'Brien, a combination of those two child stars. You also get Lucille Ball in here, although she's just okay, nothing hilarious. She does get some good wise-cracks in, however.

This is a solid, underrated comedy. I'm sorry to see I am only the second person to review this film on IMDb. A lot of people are missing out on a funny movie.


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