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Little Big Shot (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 7 September 1935 (USA)
A young girl endears herself to her caretakers after her father is murdered by mobsters.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Jerry Wald (screen play), Julius J. Epstein (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sybil Jason ... Gloria
Glenda Farrell ... Jean
Robert Armstrong ... Steve
Edward Everett Horton ... Mortimer
Jack La Rue ... Doré (as Jack LaRue)
Arthur Vinton ... Kell
J. Carrol Naish ... Bert (as J. Carroll Naish)
Edgar Kennedy ... Onderdonk
Addison Richards ... Hank Gibbs
Joe Sawyer ... Doré's Henchman (as Joseph Sauers)
Emma Dunn ... Orphanage Matron
Ward Bond ... Kell's Henchman
Tammany Young ... Ralph Lewis - the Rajah
Murray Alper ... Doré's Henchman
Marc Lawrence ... Doré's Henchman
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Storyline

A young girl endears herself to her caretakers after her father is murdered by mobsters.

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Taglines:

"A great kid!" "A great bet!" "A great show!" -- Say the Critics See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pequena Ditadora See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The following actors supposedly were in the movie, but were not seen. These were, with their roles if available: Joseph Crehan (Banker), Don Downen (Page Boy), Gene Morgan (Man #1), Ernest Wood (Man #2) and Claudia Coleman. See more »

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Quotes

Mortimer: We have everything now but a rubber plant.
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Soundtracks

Puppchen
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
Played when Steve tells Jean he's keeping Gloria
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Good Entertainment
12 April 2004 | by LynxMatthewsSee all my reviews

I guess we were allowed to only have one Shirley Temple, so there were probably a few little girls given chances who did not do the box office and thus they have been consigned to the dustheap of the forgotten.

This little girl deserved better as she was quite talented. Mainly as an actress, she really put the character across, this cute, self-assured, gregarious little gal who befriends all she meets. The trick is not making her TOO adorable, and somehow she pulls it off despite scenes where she is crying on the steps of an orphanage or when her dog is kicked by an evil gangster. She's a little robotic in her Temple-esque musical numbers, but as an actress she had the chops. Only wish she would have shared some of the earnings with the black kids after she horns in on their street act!

As the lead guy, Armstrong really shines as a character we have seen before, the no-good guy who is turned soft by a kid. He makes it fresh by never seeming like too hard a guy to begin with, and not going too soft too soon. Horton helps out a great deal.

The girl ends up being exposed to a surprising lot of violence and emotional turmoil before the whole thing winds up. But that's what you get sometimes!


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