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Little Miss Marker (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1 June 1934 (USA)
Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Hall

Writers:

Damon Runyon (original story), William R. Lipman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adolphe Menjou ... Sorrowful Jones
Dorothy Dell ... Bangles Carson
Charles Bickford ... Big Steve Halloway
Shirley Temple ... Marthy 'Marky' Jane
Lynne Overman ... Regret
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Doc Chesley
John Sheehan ... Sun Rise (as Jack Sheehan)
Garry Owen Garry Owen ... Grinder (as Gary Owen)
Willie Best ... Dizzy Memphis (as Sleep 'n Eat)
Huey White Huey White ... Eddie (as Puggy White)
Tammany Young ... Bugs
Sam Hardy ... Benny, the Gouge
Edward Earle ... Marky's Father
John Kelly ... Sore Toe
Warren Hymer ... Canvas Back
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Storyline

Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies take to her, reluctantly at first, but their cynical ways start to rub off on her. Will a party set at Camelot bring back her faith in humanity? Written by Miss Eli

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Taglines:

THE MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN ON BROADWAY...Wrecking Men with Her Dimpled Smile! (Print Ad- Albany Times-Union, ((Albany, NY)) 29 May 1934)


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halfway Decent See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Adolphe Menjou was having difficulty with a particular line in the script. After the prompting of others on the set, Shirley Temple turned to director Alexander Hall and asked, "Is it too late to replace Mr. Menjou on this picture?" See more »

Goofs

When Marky asks to sit on the piano, Bangles leans down and picks her up. In the next shot, she leans down and picks Marky up again. See more »

Quotes

Detective Reardon: Regret told me I'd find you here. This is one of your tickets, ain't it?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Yeah.
Detective Reardon: We found it in the pocket of a guy who killed himself. He had a kid. You know anything about it?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Uh, no.
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Alternate Versions

The print shown on TCM is a re-release, as can be seen from the PCA approval certificate number ending with "-R". That print lists Shirley Temple above the title, followed by Adolphe Menjou, Charles Bickford and Dorothy Dell and the other actors. The title page also includes "Adolph Zukor presents" and it has a running time of 79 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Low Down Lullaby
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Dorothy Dell putting Marky to sleep
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Funny, Sad and loaded with characters
1 September 2000 | by densculSee all my reviews

This movie is a gem. Shirley Temple dropped into a den of Damon Runyon characters played by terrific actors. Adolphe Menjue's "heart of a bookie" is melted by Shirley. Menjue made over 100 films, and this was one of his best. The rest of the cast is great. You'll enjoy seeing this movie with your mother and your grand kids.


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