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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 18 March 1938 (USA)
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Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Karl Tunberg (screen play), Don Ettlinger (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Temple ... Rebecca Winstead
Randolph Scott ... Anthony Kent
Jack Haley ... Orville Smithers
Gloria Stuart ... Gwen Warren
Phyllis Brooks ... Lola Lee
Helen Westley ... Aunt Miranda Wilkins
Slim Summerville ... Homer Busby
Bill Robinson ... Aloysius
Raymond Scott and His Quintet Raymond Scott and His Quintet ... Themselves (as Raymond Scott Quintet)
Alan Dinehart ... Purvis
J. Edward Bromberg ... Dr. Hill
Dixie Dunbar ... Receptionist
Paul Hurst ... Mug
William Demarest ... Henry Kipper
Ruth Gillette ... Melba
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Storyline

Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mam'zelle vedette See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Phyllis Brooks also worked with Shirley Temple in Little Miss Broadway See more »

Goofs

When Rebecca's uncle negotiates her legal guardianship papers, after he says "So long kid, see you in church" she says, "Thank you, Tony." Her uncle's name is Henry. See more »

Quotes

Harry Kipper: Now, you're going to meet your Aunt Miranda.
Rebecca Winstead: I wonder if she'll like me.
Harry Kipper: You be nice to her, and she'll be nice to you.
Rebecca Winstead: Uncle Harry, is this where my mother lived when she was a little girl?
Harry Kipper: Yup.
Rebecca Winstead: I think I'm going to like it here.
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Alternate Versions

In 2005, a new colorized version appeared, prepared by Legend Films, replacing the older colorized version used for television and video. See more »

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Referenced in Make Room for Daddy: Sense of Humor (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodnight, My Love
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung as part of a medley by Shirley Temple
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An adorable film...
6 February 2005 | by SpookyPie88See all my reviews

Shirley Temple definitely deserved some of her popularity after this tailor-made vehicle. The film is as adorable as the young star. It follows Rebecca (Temple) as she tries to fulfill her dream of singing on a popular radio show. She does this with the help of a few adult friends who compliment Temple perfectly. Temple herself, shines in this film. Singing, dancing and acting she shows a natural talent for performing and clearly enjoys herself with this film. All in all I would recommend this film to anyone. It might not be the best Shirley Temple film but it will keep you entertained all the way through and the enchanting lead will captivate you.


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