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Pardon My Pups -- This delightful short features everyone's favorite cherub, Shirley Temple. The story involves Temple and her brother Sonny, who has a terrible fear of dogs, and his father's insistence that he overcome his fear.


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Ewart Adamson (adaptation)
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Release Date:
26 January 1934 (USA) See more »
Sonny wants a motorcycle for his birthday, and is disappointed when he learns that he is getting a dog instead. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Sonny Rogers (as Junior Coghlan)

Shirley Temple ... Mary Lou Rogers
Kenneth Howell ... Harry Vanderpool
Dorothy Ward ... Phyllis
Harry Myers ... Mr. Rogers
Virginia True Boardman ... Mrs. Rogers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Queenie the Dog ... Queenie (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Lamont 
Writing credits
Ewart Adamson (adaptation)

Ewart Adamson (continuity)

Charles Lamont  uncredited

Produced by
E.H. Allen .... producer
Cinematography by
Dwight Warren (photographed by)
Sound Department
W.C. Smith .... sound

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Also Known As:
"Frolics of Youth (#3): Pardon My Pups" - USA (series title)
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19 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Sonny Rogers:Nobody'll find you here, Beauty. Mary Lou, sneak in the house and see if you can get me some food for the dog.
Mary Lou Rogers:Okay.
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One Of the Better Features In the Series, 17 January 2006
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

This is one of the better features in the series of short family comedies that starred Junior Coghlan and Shirley Temple as brother and sister. It is 'cute' in a generally positive sense, while usually managing to avoid becoming cloying. The story, while contrived at some points, has something of a purpose to it, and the movie also adds in a couple of the less innocent gags that turn up surprisingly often in Temple's short features.

The setup has Coghlan's character Sonny celebrating a birthday, and hoping for a motorcycle, but knowing that his father prefers to give him a dog. With the help of his girlfriend and loyal little sister Mary Lou (Temple), Sonny has to contend with his father's stubbornness and with a pretentious rival. The story that follows is fairly predictable, but it has some good moments.

Most of it is enjoyable, and the plainer stretches do not last very long. Coghlan, who is nominally the star, has a rather bland acting style, but he does have a decent screen presence. Temple's energy and charisma, so unusual for her age, are readily apparent, and she stands out in constant contrast to the less interesting older characters.

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