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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... See more »

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Sorrowful Jones
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Bangles Carson
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Big Steve Halloway
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Marthy 'Marky' Jane
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Regret
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Doc Chesley
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Sun Rise (as Jack Sheehan)
Garry Owen ...
Grinder (as Gary Owen)
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Dizzy Memphis (as Sleep 'n Eat)
Huey White ...
Eddie (as Puggy White)
Tammany Young ...
Bugs
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Benny, the Gouge
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Marky's Father
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Sore Toe
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Canvas Back
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Bettor (uncredited)
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Bookie (uncredited)
Don Brodie ...
Bettor (uncredited)
Veda Buckland ...
Nurse (uncredited)
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Detective Reardon (uncredited)
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Chinese Cook (uncredited)
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Doctor Ingalls (uncredited)
Tom Gardner ...
Mug (uncredited)
Mildred Gover ...
Sarah, Bangles' Maid (uncredited)
Jack Green ...
Mug (uncredited)
Joseph Herrick ...
Bookie (uncredited)
Willie Keeler ...
Bookie (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
Texas Kid ...
Bettor (uncredited)
Solly Kreiger ...
Bettor (uncredited)
Jerry Mandy ...
Barber (uncredited)
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Bookie (uncredited)
Barney O'Toole ...
Bettor (uncredited)
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Bookie (uncredited)
Dream Prince ...
Race Horse (uncredited)
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Bangles' Pesty Sugar Daddy (uncredited)
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Betttor (uncredited)
Pauline Wagner ...
Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alexander Hall

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Damon Runyon ... (original story)
 
William R. Lipman ... (screenplay) and
Sam Hellman ... (screenplay) and
Gladys Lehman ... (screenplay)

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B.P. Schulberg ... producer

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Ralph Rainger

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Alfred Gilks ... (photographed by)

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William Shea ... (uncredited)

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Hans Dreier ... (uncredited)
John B. Goodman ... (uncredited)

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Earl S. Hayman ... sound (uncredited)

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Sigmund Krumgold ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Tom Satterfield ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Adolph Zukor ... presenter (re-release)
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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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Also Known As
  • Halfway Decent (United States)
  • The Girl in Pawn (United Kingdom)
  • Petite Miss (France)
  • Dejada en prenda (Spain)
  • Lilla solstrålen (Sweden)
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  • 80 min
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Trivia Dorothy Dell and Shirley Temple became good friends while filming this movie. When Dell died in a car crash shortly after the movie was completed, Temple was shielded from the news for as long as possible. 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Victors (1963). See more »
Soundtracks Laugh You Son of a Gun See more »
Quotes Marky's Father: I want to bet twenty dollars on Dream Prince to win.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Not with an IOU.
Marky's Father: But I've already lost over five hundred dollars with you.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: I wouldn't take an IOU from my best friend. If I had a best friend.
Marky's Father: Now, Jones, be reasonable. I don't have the twenty on me, but I can get it.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Then get it.
Marky's Father: But I might not be back in time for the race.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: That's your tough luck. No markers!
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