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Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)

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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.

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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While her mother Gertrude Temple was being interviewed on the set of this movie, Shirley Temple asked the reporter, "Why don't you talk to me? I'm the star." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Barbara Barry: Didn't he like what we did?
Jimmy Dolan: Sure he did. I guess he's just going in the next room to applaud.
Barbara Barry: But you said we were good.
Jerry Dolan: Never pay any attention to what he says.
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Connections

Version of The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh My Goodness
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Shirley Temple
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Poor Little Rich Girl
24 October 2007 | by dolphin330See all my reviews

I was six years old when I saw Shirley in Poor Little Rich Girl. I had been watching Shirley Temple movies since I was four, and I absolutely adored her.I was very impressionable at this age. My parents used to take me to the movies every Saturday. If Shirley Temple was playing I didn't want to miss it.

The day after I saw this movie, we were sitting down for Sunday dinner. My mother was about to serve up spinach. I never had liked it, and Mother had to cut my serving in half to get me to eat it. She had about given up on getting Jerry to eat spinach. She said, "Well, I guess I'll give Norman some spinach today, but I know Jerry doesn't like it, so I'm not going to give it to him anymore." I immediately replied. "But Mom,I want the spinach. Yesterday I saw Shirley Temple at the movies, and she said we've got to eat our spinach. If she says to eat it,I'm gonna eat it! From now on I want spinach."

My mother and father turned and stared at each other with their mouths open, in a look of disbelief that I will never forget. A little girl had accomplished in one day what they had been unable to do for months. From that day on, I ate my spinach and even got to like it!


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