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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 »

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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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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shirley Temple was nervous about filming the blood transfusion scene because she feared that she would really be given a shot. In fact the needle was merely taped against her arm. 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

Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: I know you! You are the Black Knight.
Dizzy Memphis: Oh, go on, child. I'm black day and night.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: Where's your charger?
Dizzy Memphis: Huh?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: The one with white spots and pointed ears.
Dizzy Memphis: Huh?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: I'm the princess!
Dizzy Memphis: Yes ma'am, princess.
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Referenced in Public Enemies (2009) See more »

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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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Pure entertainment from it's humble beginnings
13 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

LITTLE MISS MARKER (1934) is one of the absolute dearest movies I've ever seen. I watched it last month on TCM. When it replayed tonight, I was back again. It is a Damon Runyon tale. His stories include men on the wrong side of the law. In this case they are gamblers, bookies, horse race fixers, and the like. The men use some saucy language created by Runyon that is definitely a sign of the 1930's, but some of the words are still around today, so it's an interesting insight into American slang.

Shirley Temple really shines in her breakout role. From her first line she hooks us with her entire adorable little self. She charms the grouchy Apolphe Menjou and pals. Due to a series of events, Shirley ends up in Menjou's care. Hilarity ensues and his grinch-like heart becomes the perfect size for the happy ending. Most of the supporting cast are players I'm not familiar with as this movie is a bit older than those I usually watch, but these kooky men with soft hearts and pride fall for Markie and their lives are forever changed. A beautiful story that even shows Menjou praying which humanizes him and makes him even more heroic.

This film is old, less then 90 minutes, plays a little bit like a stage production sometimes, has few big name stars, isn't Oscar worthy in the acting category, but it has heart. A big heart! It's pure entertainment like I'm sure depression era patrons needed for a dime or less. The production quality is still good. It's a feel-good comedy drama that is just the perfect film for someone wanting pure entertainment from its humble beginnings. I highly recommend this film:)


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