Young Mary Lou tries to help her brother Sonny raise money so that he can attend a military academy.

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Sonny Rogers (as Junior Coghlan)
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Mrs. George Rogers
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When Sonny finds out that his friend Sid is planning to go to a military academy, he wants to go there as well. When Sonny's father reluctantly tells him that it would be impossible for him to pay for it, Sonny and Sid decide to go prospecting for gold in the hope of raising the money. They throw together some equipment and head out into the desert, where they discover that Sonny's young sister Mary Lou, determined to join them, has stowed away. Written by Snow Leopard

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23 February 1934 (USA)  »

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Frolics of Youth (#4): Managed Money  »

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Mary Lou Rogers: What makes you do that Sonny?
Sonny Rogers: Mary Lou, I can't make discoveries if you keep buttin' in.
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A Warning Label
3 July 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Managed Money ought to come with a warning label on it, that even Shirley Temple's cuteness cannot save a bad picture even a short subject like this.

Junior Coghlan and Shirley are brother and sister and he's upset because his parents can't afford to send him to the military academy where his best friend Sidney Miller is going. Got to get money, what to do. Why go out and look for gold in the desert as if either of these two kids had a clue to the finding of it.

Worse than that Shirley declares herself in on the treasure hunt and stows away. Out in the desert Shirley comes across a real down in the mouth character in Kenneth Howell. Here's where the warning label really should have been. Howell's the kind of guy kids are usually warned to avoid like the plague.

But as it does in Temple films it all magically works out. However this is not one of her best pieces of work.


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