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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 18 March 1938 (USA)
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Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Karl Tunberg (screen play), Don Ettlinger (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Temple ... Rebecca Winstead
Randolph Scott ... Anthony Kent
Jack Haley ... Orville Smithers
Gloria Stuart ... Gwen Warren
Phyllis Brooks ... Lola Lee
Helen Westley ... Aunt Miranda Wilkins
Slim Summerville ... Homer Busby
Bill Robinson ... Aloysius
Raymond Scott and His Quintet Raymond Scott and His Quintet ... Raymond Scott and His Quintet (as Raymond Scott Quintet)
Alan Dinehart ... Purvis
J. Edward Bromberg ... Dr. Hill
Dixie Dunbar ... Receptionist
Paul Hurst ... Florabelle's Father
William Demarest ... Henry Kipper
Ruth Gillette ... Melba
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Storyline

Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mam'zelle vedette See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Robinson visited Shirley Temple at an exclusive and restricted hotel to rehearse the "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" number for this film. Temple later recalled, "I asked Bill what cottage he was staying in. He told me, 'I'm staying in the chauffeur quarters above the garage.' It wasn't until years later that I understood why." See more »

Goofs

The "greatest hits" debacle gets even worse, however, when rather than offering a few cobbled together lines of fake "hits" which would've at least kept her in character as Rebecca, Shirley instead sings a medley of... Shirley's hits. Ouch. See more »

Quotes

Gwen Warren: Oh, Mr. Kipper, you can't take Rebecca away. She's been happier here on the farm than she's ever been in her whole life.
Aunt Miranda Wilkins: Now you get out of my house!
Melba: Not without the kid, we don't.
Harry Kipper: Miranda, I don't want to get tough about this, but you're asking for it.
Aunt Miranda Wilkins: Just try and take her.
Jake Singer: Now, my dear madam, all this yelling isn't going to get us any place. Don't forget that Mr. Kipper is the child's stepfather and legal guardian. The courts of New York have decreed that he shall have custody of the child.
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Alternate Versions

In 2005, a new colorized version appeared, prepared by Legend Films, replacing the older colorized version used for television and video. See more »

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Referenced in Bojangles (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Animal Crackers in My Soup
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Ted Koehler and Irving Caesar
Sung as part of a medley by Shirley Temple
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One of the funniest Shirley Temple movies
9 June 2006 | by mineralsSee all my reviews

This is one of the good movies that Shirley Temple made because I just love how you get so much laughter out of it. I just laughed like crazy when that one neighbor helped get little Shirley out of the upstairs bedroom and down the ladder to the other house then he got trapped up there because the ladder fell off the side of the house. I just cracked up and laughed because of how many funny scenes there are in this movie. I really laughed when the Aunt came upstairs and found that man in the bed instead of little Shirley. I also got a huge amount of laughs out of one of the final scenes in the movie when Shirley is taken away from her Aunt and how she fakes loosing her voice just to get back around the people she loves.


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