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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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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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Harry Vanderpool:Sonny, have you got my dog?
Sonny Rogers:Your dog?
Harry Vanderpool:Yes, that's her. I'll teach you to run away!
Sonny Rogers:Hey, don't you touch that dog!
Harry Vanderpool:Oh, no? She's mine, isn't she?
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Sonny's birthday present is a dog - he wanted a motorcycle, 18 October 2005
Author: Jim ( from California - Film Capitol of the World

Pardon My Pups was produced at Educational Films and runs 19 minutes. It's raining and the roof leaks waking up little Mary Lou (Temple). It's big brother Sonny's (Junior Coughlin) birthday and he wants a motorcycle – their Pa wants to give him a dog. But Sonny hates dogs – until he runs away from home. Sonny and Mary Lou are the same characters from Managed Money and Merrily Yours. This film was based on the story "Mild Oats" by Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements. Charles Lamont also directed : Comin' Round the Mountain, Francis in the Haunted House, Hit the Ice, Salome and Where She Danced. Has mild humor and Lamont used a very light touch. No one could be offended by this offering, young Temple doesn't have a big part, but as always, steals the scene. Worth a look anyway.

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