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Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 18 July 1936 (USA)
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The daughter of a wealthy businessman becomes lost in the city while traveling to a new school, and is taken in by a pair of down-on-their-luck performers.

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

Sam Hellman (screen play), Gladys Lehman (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shirley Temple ... Barbara Barry
Alice Faye ... Jerry Dolan
Gloria Stuart ... Margaret Allen
Jack Haley ... Jimmy Dolan
Michael Whalen ... Richard Barry
Sara Haden ... Collins
Jane Darwell ... Woodward
Claude Gillingwater ... Simon Peck
Paul Stanton ... George Hathaway
Henry Armetta ... Tony
Charles Coleman ... Stebbins
Arthur Hoyt ... Percival Gooch
John Wray ... Flagin
Tyler Brooke Tyler Brooke ... Dan Ward
Mathilde Comont ... Tony's Wife
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Storyline

Little Barbara gets lost and is then picked up by entertainers who make her part of their act. Barbara's father hears the act on the radio and finds his lost daughter. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

18 July 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chudá bohatá holcicka See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox 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

According to an article by Frederick Othman from January 10, 1940, this film marked a major break for Geneva Sawyer who was working as a dancer in this film. Bill Robinson noticed her ability and recommended her as a dance teacher for Shirley Temple. Sawyer went on to become a prominent choreographer and dance instructor to the stars in Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

In the end credits, actress Sara Haden's first name is misspelled as "Sarah." See more »

Quotes

Dan Ward: This client of mine, the one I was telling you about...
Jimmy Dolan: Yes?
Dan Ward: He wants to see you this afternoon.
Barbara Barry: We're good!
Jimmy DolanBarbara Barry: [singing] We're good, we're good!
Dan Ward: Can you be there at three?
Jimmy Dolan: Can we be there at three?
Jerry Dolan: Can we be there at three?
Barbara Barry: We'll be there at five minutes to three!
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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Buy a Bar of Barry's
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by an unidentified group on the radio
Sung by Shirley Temple
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One of Shirley's Best

Shirley Temple really shines in this gorgeous movie. Although the storyline is a tad weak, and features some of the cliché's used in her early movies (for example, winning over the old man- aka, in the Little Colonel) the singing and dancing definitely makes up for it.

Songs such as "When I'm with you" and "You've gotta eat your spinach baby" are magnificent mediums for Shirley's voice and the addition of cast members Alice Faye and Jack Haley make it even better.

This movie is definitely one of Shirley's best, and she showcases the charm and talent that is often void from the performances of today's child-stars. A must see for any Shirley fan.


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