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Our Little Girl (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 17 May 1935 (USA)
Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa ... See full summary »

Director:

John S. Robertson (as John Robertson)

Writers:

Stephen Morehouse Avery (screen play) (as Stephen Avery), Allen Rivkin (screen play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shirley Temple ... Molly Middleton
Rosemary Ames ... Elsa Middleton
Joel McCrea ... Dr. Donald Middleton
Lyle Talbot ... Rolfe Brent
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Sarah Boynton
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Mr. Tramp
Poodles Hanneford ... Circus Performer
Margaret Armstrong ... Amy
Rita Owin Rita Owin ... Alice
Leonard Carey ... Jackson
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Storyline

Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa decide to get a divorce, unaware of the effect their problems are having on their daughter Molly. When Elsa announces plans to remarry, Molly runs away from home. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Taglines:

Shirley NO WONDER THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES YOU... for your lilting laughter plays a song in our hearts! (Print Ad- Reading Eagle, ((Reading, Penna.)) 26 May 1935)


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heaven's Gate See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joel McCrea nicknamed Shirley Temple "Butch" while they were filming this movie. See more »

Quotes

Molly Middleton: You were almost late, Daddy.
Dr. Donald Middleton: Almost never won first prize. Say, where do you want us to sit?
Molly Middleton: Oh, as if you didn't know.
Dr. Donald Middleton: No, honestly, I've forgotten.
Molly Middleton: You've forgotten where we sit when we picnic at Heaven's Gate? Oh, Daddy! Have you forgotten, too, Mommy? Do I have to tell you?
Elsa Middleton: Afraid so.
Molly Middleton: Right over there, where we always sit every May and September.
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Soundtracks

Lullaby to a Doll
(1935) (uncredited
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Shirley Temple
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One Of The Few Unappealing Temple Movies
29 June 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Shirley Temple was in a few - not many - movies that just were not appealing. In most of her films, she overcomes a bad start in life (orphanages, etc.) or overcomes an evil, nasty person (usually Edna Mae Oliver or someone similar) but is seen happy most of the time and singing and dancing here and there. It's when the negative elements of the story are overemphasized (i.e. Blue Bird, Baby Take A Bow) that her films often lose appeal. That's the case in this movie.

"Our Little Girl" is simply too depressing, a negative storyline in which Shirley's parents are ready for a divorce. Her mother has an affair with a friend and the father is away all the time on business, ignoring the family.

When Temple ("Molly Middleton") is happy or cute, she's too cute in here, her sugary personality overdone. Meanhwhile, there is only one song and no dance numbers. People buy or rent Shirley Temple movies to feel good, not to get depressed or weighed down with broken-family soaps. There are plenty of other movies like that.


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