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Ginger (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 5 July 1935 (USA)
Ginger, an orphan, is living with her foster-uncle, Rexford Whittington, a broken-down Shakesperian actor. Although denied the love of a mother and father, Ginger looks after her uncle, ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis Seiler

Writers:

Arthur Kober (story), Arthur Kober (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Withers ... Ginger
O.P. Heggie ... Rexford Whittington
Jackie Searl ... Hamilton Parker
Katharine Alexander ... Mrs. Elizabeth Parker
Walter Woolf King ... Daniel Parker (as Walter King)
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Ginger, an orphan, is living with her foster-uncle, Rexford Whittington, a broken-down Shakesperian actor. Although denied the love of a mother and father, Ginger looks after her uncle, gives him lectures, loves him, defends him and keeps house for him. But, through a meddling do-gooder, she is placed in the home of the Parkers, and clashes immediately with the pampered young son, Hamilton. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Now you'll love the "meanie" of "Bright Eyes"! (original ad)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Annie Rooney See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A nitrate print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives, and is not listed for Preservation. See more »

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Jane Withers Takes Center Stage
30 November 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Jane Wither's first starring vehicle has her living on 9th Avenue with her guardian, O.P.Heggie, a washed-up Shakespearean actor. When he gets into a fight and sentenced to thirty days in jail, Park Avenue dame Katherine Alexander, who is writing a book she intends to call ARE CHILDREN PEOPLE, decides to take her home to see if a good environment can save her --it's already turned her son, Jackie Searle, into one of those milquetoast horrors that Our Gang warned us against. Fortunately, Ginger finds an ally in the house's paterfamilias, Walter Woolf King.

It's soapy and sappy and decently done. Clearly the folks at the rapidly disintegrating Fox --- soon to be taken over by Darryl Zanuck's 20th Century -- hoped for another Shirley Temple. Miss Withers clearly was not Shirley -- she was tough and pugnacious and her vehicles were clearly B movies. That was all right, since Fox' B division had plenty of talent grown used to doing things on the cheap. Her movies were lively and popular and her career prospered in parallel to Miss Temple's for another seven years.

Happily, Miss Withers is still with us in her nineties and can be seen from time to time. Here's hoping more of her movies can be made available!


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