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Baby Take a Bow (1934)

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Shirley Temple's first starring vehicle casts her as the button-cute daughter of ex-convict Eddie Ellison (James Dunn) and his wife Kay (Claire Trevor). Ellison and his old cellmate Larry Scott (Ray Walker) manage to land jobs as chauffeurs for a wealthy family. When a valuable string of pearls disappears, both men are fired and Eddie is accused of the crime. Incredibly, it is little Temple who manages to locate the pearls and clear her father's name. Rather slow going for the most part, Baby Take a Bow comes to life in the final reel, as genuine thief Trigger Stone (Ralf Harolde) grabs Temple and uses her as a human shield during his desperate rooftop escape.

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Cast

Shirley Temple
as Shirley Ellison
James Dunn
as Eddie Ellison
Claire Trevor
as Kay Ellison
Ray Walker
as Larry Scott
Ralf Harolde
as Trigger Stone
James Flavin
as Flannigan
Richard Tucker
as Mr. Carson
Olive Tell
as Mrs. Carson
John Alexander
as Rag Picker
Eddie Hart
as Sgt. of Detectives
Paul McVey
as Daniels
Guy Usher
as Capt. of Detectives
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A really cute movie, this is one when Shirley's still very young.

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