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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.

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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.

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One of many films starring Shirley Temple which were remakes of Mary Pickford's box-office hits during the Silent Era. Known as "America's Sweetheart" and the "Girl with the Curls," Pickford's earlier successes included The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917), Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917), and The Little Princess (1917). In addition to re-purposing Pickford's films as vehicles for Temple, studio publicists re-used Pickford's persona and nicknames as a model for crafting Temple's own image as a Hollywood starlet. See more »

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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 »

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Cyrus Hartlett: Kent, our radio program starts next week, and you haven't found me a Little Miss America yet. I'm beginning to lose faith in the whole idea.
Tony Kent: Mr. Bartlett, if you'll just be patient...
Cyrus Hartlett: Patient? Look at all this advertising! I can't understand how you had the nerve to spread publicity from coast to coast before you even found the right child for the program.
Tony Kent: Now, just a minute, Mr. Bartlett. You've turned down some pretty talented kids, and some of them were very successful radio entertainers.
Cyrus Hartlett: ...
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Referenced in Get Smart: Rebecca of Funny-Folk Farm (1970) See more »

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Happy Endings
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung by Phyllis Brooks
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An adorable film...
6 February 2005 | by See 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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