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Little Miss Broadway (1938)

Passed | | Drama, Musical | 29 July 1938 (USA)
An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

Harry Tugend (original screen play), Jack Yellen (original screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Temple ... Betsy Brown
George Murphy ... Roger Wendling
Jimmy Durante ... Jimmy Clayton
Phyllis Brooks ... Barbara Shea
Edna May Oliver ... Sarah Wendling (as Edna Mae Oliver)
George Barbier ... Fiske
Edward Ellis ... Pop Shea
Jane Darwell ... Miss Hutchins
El Brendel ... Ole
Donald Meek ... Willoughby Wendling
Patricia Wilder ... Flossie
Claude Gillingwater ... Judge (as Claude Gillingwater Sr.)
George Brasno George Brasno ... George Brasno (as George)
Olive Brasno Olive Brasno ... Olive Brasno (as Olive)
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Mike Brody
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Storyline

An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.

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Plot Keywords:

hotel | orphanage | orphan | twins | trial | See All (17) »

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Mr Brasno asks Mike if he has anything for him and his wife, and Mike replies, "Buffalo, next week." The tap step the Brasnos do out of the room is called "Shuffle Off to Buffalo," or simply "Buffalo Step." See more »

Goofs

When Roger introduces Betsy to his aunt he calls her Betty instead of Betsy. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Shea: Now don't you stay up listening to that music. You just shut your eyes and go right to sleep.
Betsy Brown: I'll shut my eyes, but it'll probably come in through my ears.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #6.13 (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Loch Lomond
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by the quartet
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Little Miss Broadway is spectacular
7 July 2001 | by smaniaciSee all my reviews

What a spectacular Shirley Temple movie I have chosen to see. It is entitled "Little Miss Broadway." I have been, for long, a big lover of musicals.

That is especially true for those with little Shirley Temple. She has adored audiences worldwide with her singing, acting, and tap-dancing in the films.

This is one of those rare movies that I would automatically give the number 10 to. It has an array of great songs such as the title. Shirley opens her act with the song "Be Optimistic." That is one of those songs where you can learn a life lesson.

"Little Miss Broadway" -- the song and the film itself -- are indeed heartwarming. That is rare for a musical show or film. Since it is a 1930s filmusical with Shirley Temple, I'd say it is right up there with the rest.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bowery Princess See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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