Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)





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Shirley Temple plays a mop-topped, apple-cheeked rich girl who tires of her mother's neglect and runs away to become the adopted daughter of a pair of vaudeville performers in this heart-tugging musical.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Kids & Family , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Shirley Temple
as Barbara Barry
Alice Faye
as Jerry Dolan
Jack Haley
as Jimmy Dolan
Gloria Stuart
as Margaret Allen
Michael Whalen
as Richard Barry
Sara Haden
as Collins
Jane Darwell
as Woodward
Claude Gillingwater
as Simon Peck
Henry Armetta
as Tony, Organ Grinder
Arthur Hoyt
as Percival Gooch
John Wray
as Flagin
Paul Stanton
as George Hathaway
Charles Coleman
as Stebbins
John Kelly
as Ferguson
Tyler Brooke
as Dan Ward
Mathilde Comont
as Tony's Wife
Leonard Kibrick
as Freckles
Billy Ray
as Announcer
Gayne Whitman
as Announcer
Tony Martin
as Radio Vocalist
Tony Martin (II)
as Radio Vocalist
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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
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Temple's first full-fledged musical is a joy from start to finish: Jack Haley & Alice Faye lend great support, and the score is charming (including the #1 hit "When I'm With You").

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

I always thought this version of "The Poor Little Rich Girl" was good but nothing special. It's still one of Shirley Temple's gem years, but this version didn't really interest me as well because I'm old and boyish, but this version is nice to watch. Very good music and a great screenplay to appeal younger viewers who prefer to watch movies with musicals other than the crappy ones they make today besides Disney's Tangled.

Sonic Hedgehog
Sonic Hedgehog

Shirley Temple is at her best, some good musical numbers and the wonderful Alice Faye. Very cute and heartwarming. Grand entertainment 1930?s style.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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