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Stowaway (1936)

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Stranded in Shanghai, orphaned Ching-Ching (Shirley Temple), the ward of Chinese missionaries, is rescued from harm by playboy Tommy Randall (Robert Young). Through a series of unbelievable but entertaining circumstances, Ching-Ching inadvertently stows away on a boat bound for San Francisco, which happens to include Tommy on the passenger list. During the long voyage, our heroine plays little-miss-fixit for the shipboard romance between Tommy and Susan Parker (Alice Faye). The two marry to give Ching-Ching a proper home, but their clashing personalities lead inexorably to the divorce court. Once again, however, Ching-Ching saves the day, this time with the assistance of twinkly-eyed Judge Booth (J. Edward Bromberg). Stowaway is the one in which Shirley dispenses oriental aphorisms a la Charlie Chan, speaks Chinese, and offers imitations of Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson and Fred Astaire.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family , Musical & Performing Arts
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Cast

Shirley Temple
as Ching-Ching
Robert Young
as Tommy Randall
Alice Faye
as Susan Parker
Helen Westley
as Mrs. Hope
Eugene Pallette
as The Colonel
J. Edward Bromberg
as Judge Booth
Astrid Allwyn
as Kay Swift
Allan Lane
as Richard Hope
Robert Greig
as Captain
Jayne Regan
as Dora Day
Julius Tannen
as First Mate
Willie Fung
as Chang
Philip Ahn
as Sun Lo
Paul McVey
as Second Mate
Helen Jerome Eddy
as Mrs. Kruikshank
William Stack
as Alfred Kruikshank
Honorable Wu
as Latchee Lee
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One of Shirley's better musicals and a nice buildup for Alice Faye - they each get to sing two songs including the film's big hit "Goodnight My Love."

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Not one of my favorite Shirley Temple films, but it was cute.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

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CUTE SHIRLEY TEMPLE MOVIE, ONE OF HER BETTER ONES. ALICE FAYE IS ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE AND SHE IS FINE IN THIS ONE. I NEVER THOUGHT ROBERT YOUNG WAS A PARTICULARLY GOOD ACTOR, THIS FILM HASN'T ALTERED MY OPINION OF THAT. SHIRLEY TEMPLE HAS HER AMAZING SCREEN PRESENCE, AS USUAL.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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