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Poor Little Rich Girl

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 1936
  • Irving Cummings
  • 76 mins
  • U

Summary

Musical comedy starring Shirley Temple and Alice Faye. A little girl escapes from her privileged upbringing and pretends to be an orphan. She meets up with a song-and-dance partnership who include her in their act.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

She's no one but little Shirley Temple, and it's jolly difficult to care when such an obviously talented, bright-and-shiny youngster feels neglected and runs away from the home of her wealthy widower father. She's befriended by blonde Alice Faye and Tin Man-to-be Jack Haley and turned into a major radio star, which is as major as you could get back in the 1930s. Temple was the biggest movie star in the world at this time, and her studio, 20th Century-Fox, was hard-pressed to find suitable vehicles to showcase her talents. It did her proud with this one, and the militaristic finale is mesmerising. If you've never seen the curly haired moppet, check this out; if you can't stand her, stay well clear.

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Credits

Cast

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Barbara BarryShirley Temple
Jerry DolanAlice Faye
Margaret AllenGloria Stuart
Jimmy DolanJack Haley
Richard BarryMichael Whalen
CollinsSara Haden
WoodwardJane Darwell
WaiterBilly Gilbert

Crew

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DirectorIrving Cummings

Details

Theatrical distributor
Fox Film Company Ltd
Languages
English | Italian
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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