Little Miss Marker

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Movie Info

Young Marthy "Marky" Jane (Shirley Temple) is left by her father as a makeshift marker for his $20 bet, but when he commits suicide, the little girl finds herself in the custody of his bookie, Sorrowful Jones (Adolphe Menjou). Although ill-equipped to be a parent, Jones is quickly charmed by Marky, who tries to persuade him to leave behind his work at the racetrack with his crooked boss, Big Steve Halloway (Charles Bickford), and settle down with his girlfriend, Bangles Carson (Dorothy Dell).

Cast & Crew

Adolphe Menjou
Sorrowful Jones
Shirley Temple
Marthy 'Marky' Jane
Dorothy Dell
Bangles Carson
Charles Bickford
Big Steve Halloway
Frank McGlynn
Doc Chesley
John Sheehan
Sun Rise, a Bookie
Garry Owen
Grinder (uncredited)
Willie Best
Dizzy Memphis (uncredited)
Tammany Young
Bugs (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Little Miss Marker

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  • This picture is a delight in many respects, for it has been produced so pleasingly and with such efficient portrayals that only a dyed-in-the-wool cynic could fail to be affected by its sterling humor and pathos.

    April 16, 2020 | Full Review…
  • This picture is a good response to that element which claims there is nothing good In pictures. Clean, funny, with thrills and heart appeal all nicely blended.

    April 16, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The little girl is Shirley Temple, and she Is a brilliant child actress.

    April 16, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The most hardened picture‐goers are likely to find themselves laughing, and, perhaps, sighing, as they watch this cleverly‐written film.

    April 16, 2020 | Full Review…
  • No matter how you may think you feel about child actors, the Temple infant will get you.

    June 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This is the sort of yarn that Runyon told well and often: hard-hearted wise guys melting when they have to put aside tough talk and show their true emotions. It'll have you showing your emotions, too.

    December 7, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Little Miss Marker

  • Nov 17, 2007
    One of the first Shirley Temple films - very cute and funny. Definately a classic.
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