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Our Little Girl (1935)

Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa ... See full summary »

Director:

John S. Robertson (as John Robertson)

Writers:

Stephen Morehouse Avery (screen play) (as Stephen Avery), Allen Rivkin (screen play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shirley Temple ... Molly Middleton
Rosemary Ames ... Elsa Middleton
Joel McCrea ... Dr. Donald Middleton
Lyle Talbot ... Rolfe Brent
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Sarah Boynton
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Mr. Tramp
Poodles Hanneford ... Circus Performer
Margaret Armstrong ... Amy
Rita Owin Rita Owin ... Alice
Leonard Carey ... Jackson
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Storyline

Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa decide to get a divorce, unaware of the effect their problems are having on their daughter Molly. When Elsa announces plans to remarry, Molly runs away from home. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Shirley NO WONDER THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES YOU... for your lilting laughter plays a song in our hearts! (Print Ad- Reading Eagle, ((Reading, Penna.)) 26 May 1935)


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heaven's Gate See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Warren Hymer filmed scenes as Mr. Tramp; those scenes were re-shot by J. Farrell MacDonald after principal photography was completed. Herbert Mundin and Doris Nolan are in some production charts as performers in the movie; Mundin was not seen in the movie, but lesser known Nolan may have some role. See more »

Quotes

Rolfe Brent: I know I'm a fool. I know I may be spoiling everything. But I just can't keep up the pretense. I want so much to...
Elsa Middleton: Go ahead. I'm not afraid.
Rolfe Brent: Elsa, you must know that...
Elsa Middleton: I know. I'm very fond of you, too, Rolfe.
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Soundtracks

Lullaby to a Doll
(1935) (uncredited
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Shirley Temple
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Warning: Diabetes-inducing
1 August 2003 | by brausaholSee all my reviews

The issue of divorce and how it affects children is only marginally dealt with in this cloying story of a happy family torn apart by a rotten script. Too much time is spent on the cutesy antics of Shirley Temple, while too little time is devoted to the development of the plot and characters. In this 65-minute programmer, things happen at lightning speed, with little logic or motivation behind them. Thus, the marital split of the two leads comes too suddenly and seems unrealistic. The same can be said about the relationship between the soon-to-be-ex-wife and her wealthy suitor. The adult cast is passable, but Temple is unbearably sugary. Director John S. Robertson, used to handling costume pictures during the silent era, should have realized that less is more when it comes to baby grins and baby pouts. Make sure you check your blood-sugar level after watching this one.


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