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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 ... Raymond Scott and His Quintet (as Raymond Scott Quintet)
Alan Dinehart ... Purvis
J. Edward Bromberg ... Dr. Hill
Dixie Dunbar ... Receptionist
Paul Hurst ... Florabelle's Father
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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Trivia

According to the Motion Picture Producers & Distributors Association (MPPDA), 22-year-old assistant director Jack Temple was Shirley Temple's older brother. See more »

Goofs

Shirley Temple's stunt double, with her head turned away from the camera, is very obviously not Shirley, as she climbs down the ladder. See more »

Quotes

Lola Lee: You practically broke my arm when I tried to kiss you.
Tony Kent: Couldn't you have at least until they'd gone?
Lola Lee: Oh, so that's it. A barnyard romance. No wonder you wanted to broadcast from here. That blonde hayseed has got you doing nip-ups.
Tony Kent: Don't start anything, Lola. That kid means a lot to me.
Lola Lee: Oh, yeah? Which kid are you talking about?
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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 »

Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Last Tap Dance in Springfield (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

When I'm with You
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung as part of a medley by Shirley Temple
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My brief review of the film
16 December 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

A pleasant if not brilliant Shirley Temple vehicle, the young actress shines as the charming Rebecca and she sings quite well too. The film itself is formulaic and very predictable with typical characters, but it nevertheless does the job reasonably well, providing an opportunity for Temple to display her talents as and actress and as a singer. The songs are a delight to listen too as well. The main setback for the film is the amateurish editing - at least three or four times continuity is broken by the presence of jump cuts - however this can easily be ignored in light of the charms of the film. It supposedly is not faithful to the source material, but as a film on its own, it does fine.


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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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Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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