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Miss Annie Rooney (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 May 1942 (USA)
A poor girl falls for a wealthy young man. He invites her to his gala birthday party, but she doesn't have the right kind of dress to wear, so her family and friends band together to raise money to get her the proper dress.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writer:

George Bruce (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Temple ... Annie Rooney
William Gargan ... Tim Rooney
Guy Kibbee ... Grandpa Rooney
Dickie Moore ... Marty White
Peggy Ryan ... Myrtle
Roland Dupree Roland Dupree ... Joey (as Roland Du Pree)
Gloria Holden ... Esther White
Jonathan Hale ... Mr. White
Mary Field ... Mrs. Metz
George Lloyd ... Burns
Jan Buckingham Jan Buckingham ... Madam Sylvia
Selmer Jackson ... Mr. Thomas
June Lockhart ... Stella Bainbridge
Charles Coleman ... Sidney
Edgar Dearing ... Policeman
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Storyline

A poor girl falls for a wealthy young man. He invites her to his gala birthday party, but she doesn't have the right kind of dress to wear, so her family and friends band together to raise money to get her the proper dress.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pequena Heroína See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Edward Small Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is not the first time Guy Kibbee ('Grandpop') worked opposite Shirley Temple. Kibbee had the titular role in 1936's "Captain January," playing a father figure to Temple's 'Star.' See more »

Goofs

In a close-up shot of Annie's hand where she is holding the card with the roses from Marty, she is wearing nail polish, but in the next full shot where she is holding the card with the roses, her nails are not painted. See more »

Quotes

Marty: [to the butler] Shoot the kidney to me, Sidney.
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Alternate Versions

The German-language print released on VHS is colorized. See more »

Connections

Featured in Private Screenings: Child Stars (2006) See more »

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Building a temple for the Irish
27 February 2014 | by jarrodmcdonald-1See all my reviews

As Miss Annie Rooney, we have Miss Shirley Temple officially reaching adolescence in a Hollywood motion picture. The acceptable effort is a production from Edward Small's company distributed through United Artists. Despite the obviousness of its limited budget, the movie has plenty of merit, though its script could easily have undergone a rewrite to remove some of the more blatant stereotypes about the Irish-American culture.

Guy Kibbee is cast as Temple's grand-pop and serves stew along with an authentic-sounding brogue. However, William Gargan, who plays his son and Temple's father curiously does not attempt to convey the Irishness of his character much at all. For that matter, he does not attempt to convey much in the way of acting, either.

There are some charming moments in this film that make up for the occasional inconsistencies. One such moment is a teen party where our blossoming star dances with Dickie Moore, who has also officially reached puberty in this film. Like Temple, he suffers the pangs of young love in between fits of barely decipherable young folk slang.


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