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

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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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Mary Lou Rogers: What makes you do that Sonny?
Sonny Rogers: Mary Lou, I can't make the stirring if you keep cutting in.
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Shirley Steals the Film!
13 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is no doubt why Shirley Temple stole the scenes in her films especially the short. She's adorable and precocious as the little sister. Anyway, she is here again as Mary Lou Rodgers. Her brother and his friend decide to seek their fortune in gold in the desert. Somehow Mary Lou ends up tagging along even though she can't help since she's so young and small. Anyway they meet a prospector who offers them the answer their looking for in gold that is. Anyway, Mary Lou has given her warning that there is something wrong with this guy. Well there is something wrong with this guy. Anyway you have to watch the short to see it. The audio and video quality has eroded over the years since this film was in the movie theater. There is a happy ending of course. It's not classic cinema just some mindless fun to help cheer up those in the Great Depression era.


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