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Little Miss Broadway (1938)

Approved | | 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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Betsy Brown
... Roger Wendling
... Jimmy Clayton
... Barbara Shea
... Sarah Wendling (as Edna Mae Oliver)
... Fiske
... Pop Shea
... Miss Hutchins
... Ole
... Willoughby Wendling
... Flossie
... Judge (as Claude Gillingwater Sr.)
George Brasno ... George Brasno (as George)
Olive Brasno ... Olive Brasno (as Olive)
Charles Williams ... Mike Brody
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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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Drama | Musical

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29 July 1938 (USA)  »

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Bowery Princess  »

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(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Welden (Taxi Driver) and Clarence Wilson (Scully) are in Studio Records for their roles, but they were not seen in the movie. They may have been filmed, but cut before release. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Roger Wendling: This young lady wants to give you money to pay the rent on the hotel.
Sarah Wendling: Nonsense! So you've gone in for social service, have you?
Roger Wendling: Not exactly, Aunt Sarah, I just met an acquaintance.
Betsy Brown: There's almost five dollars in here, and I'm sure Pop will have the rest for you very soon.
Willoughby Wendling: Bless my soul!
Sarah Wendling: Keep your soul out of this. You will please get rid of this child.
Roger Wendling: But Aunt Sarah...
Sarah Wendling: If those people next door think they can play on my sympathy like this, they are greatly mistaken. I'll have my rent, all of ...
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Featured in Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Evening by the Moonlight
(1878) (uncredited)
Written by James Allen Bland
Sung briefly during "Swing Me an Old Fashioned Song" sequence
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Little Miss Broadway

Little Miss Broadway is a very enjoyable movie musical format in miniature with bright,bouncy tunes,a plot that moves with light touches of comedy,sentiment and slight conflicts..All the main characters perform solidly,but THE main sharply etched brilliant performance belongs to Edna May Oliver...when I was a child,I was at first repelled by her "mean old pumpkin" ways...OH! but to look closer as one grows older..WOW! What subtle hysterical faces and brilliance beneath that unique face and her ever so subtle softness of heart which peeks out more and more towards the end..She truly stands out..such a marvelous artist!


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