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Stowaway (1936)

Approved | | Musical, Adventure, Family | 25 December 1936 (USA)
A young girl lost in Shanghai is taken in by an American playboy and his girlfriend.

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Ching-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep in his car which winds up on a ship headed for America. Susan Parker, also on the ship, marries Randall to give Chin-Ching a family. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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After filming of this movie was completed, Shirley Temple was given the Pekingese dog that had played her character's pet dog, "Mr. Woo." Temple renamed the dog "Ching-Ching," after her character in the movie. See more »

Goofs

It appears as though Alice Faye after finishing a game of shuffleboard with her fiancé, Mr. Hope, changed from wearing a pair of shorts to a sun-dress of sorts. In one scene she is seen leaving the ship's shuffleboard area in shorts and then entering an interior cabin in the sun-dress. After playing shuffleboard, Alice Faye buttons on a wrap-around skirt. See more »

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Atkins: There's a young lady to see you, sir, I think it's rather urgent.
Tommy Randall: Oh, that's bad.
Atkins: She's very beautiful, sir.
Tommy Randall: Oh? That's not so bad.
Atkins: She has a child with her, sir.
Tommy Randall: Oh, that is bad.
Atkins: She also has the captain with her, and he insists upon seeing you, sir.
Tommy Randall: Oh, that's very bad!
Atkins: Here you are, sir?
Tommy Randall: What's that?
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Soundtracks

Goodnight, My Love
(1936)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Copyright 1936 by Robbins Music Corp.
Sung by Shirley Temple
Performed also by Alice Faye and Robert Young
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Little Miss Matchmaker
12 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Cute orphaned Shirley Temple (as Barbara "Ching-Ching" Stewart), a daughter of missionaries, gets stranded in Shanghai. When playboy tourist Robert Young (as Thomas "Tommy Randall) has trouble buying a "dragon head" from locals, Ms. Temple helps translate Chinese to English. Yes, the dimpled tyke occasionally speaks Chinese in this film. When he discovers she is homeless, Mr. Young agrees to care for Temple. After lunch, she waits in Young's car while he visits drinking buddy Eugene Palette...

Due to the rain and a runaway dog, Temple becomes a "Stowaway" in Young's car...

Temple finds herself on board a ship, re-encounters Young, then helps him hook up with attractive passenger Alice Faye (as Susan Parker). However, Ms. Faye is engaged to another man - putting Temple at odds with his mother Helen Westley (as Ruth Hope). Good luck opposing Temple. The film's highlight is Temple's imitations at an amateur show. First, she does Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor, singing. Next, Temple does an unfathomable, but delightful impersonation of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers.

****** Stowaway (12/18/36) William A. Seiter ~ Shirley Temple, Robert Young, Alice Faye, Helen Westley


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