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Glad Rags to Riches (1933)

A girl has to decide who to marry: a poor country boy or a rich nightclub owner.

Director:

Charles Lamont
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eugene Butler ... Nightclub Owner
Lawrence Harris ... Policeman
Georgie Smith ... Elmer
Shirley Temple ... Nell / La Belle Diaperina
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Storyline

A girl has to decide who to marry: a poor country boy or a rich nightclub owner.

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Trivia

Third entry in the Baby Burlesk one-reel comedy series. See more »

Quotes

Elmer: Alas! That I should find you in a pit of inequity.
Nell: I'm in his power. Please save me.
Elmer: Okay, Nell.
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Connections

Featured in The Bad Seed (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

A Bird in a Gilded Cage
(uncredited)
Written by Harry von Tilzer and Arthur J. Lamb
Performed by Shirley Temple
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A MINOR EXAMPLE OF SHIRLEY TEMPLE'S BUDDING TALENT.
18 June 2002 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

This short one-reeler features Shirley Temple as Diaperina, heading a children-only cast of three-to-five year olds, performing in a broad burlesque as the star of a floor show at the "Lullaby Lobster Palace", dancing and singing "She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage", to represent her servitude to the evil nightclub owner (Georgie Smith). Directed by Charles Lamont, who is generally credited as being Temple's discoverer, and produced by Jack Hays, who put together most of her early Screencraft short features, this effort is intentionally silly, and there is little evidence among the disjointed episodes of the star's later self-possession, with wooden performances by the moppet players, although Eugene Butler is somewhat winning as Elmer, hayseed paramour of Diaperina, who has come to the big city to find and rescue her; of historic interest only.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1933 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Jack Hays Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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