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Little Miss Marker (1934) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by Alexander Hall and produced by B.P. Schulberg.

Little Miss Marker was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1998.

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Little Miss Marker (1934)

By Beatrice on Apr 13, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Little Miss Marker Directed by Alexander Hall 1934/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing? Bangles Carson: Where is your mother, Marky? Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: My mommy got awfully tired, and went away. She’s never coming back anymore. Wow, this was kind of a let down after Bright E... Read full article


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Detective Reardon: Regret told me I'd find you here. This is one of your tickets, ain't it?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Yeah.
Detective Reardon: We found it in the pocket of a guy who killed himself. He had a kid. You know anything about it?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Uh, no.


Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: All right, get out of bed. I'll show you how to pray, sort of. But don't you tell anybody, see?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: Is it a secret?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Between you and me. Kneel down. Put your hands together like this. Elbows on the bed. Shut your eyes.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: Are you gonna shut yours, too?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: No. I gotta see that you do it right.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: Now what do I do?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Say like this: Now I lay me down to sleep,
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: Now I lay me down to sleep,
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: If I should die before I wake,
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: If I should die before I wake,
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: I pray the Lord my soul to take.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: I pray the Lord my soul to take.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Make me a good little girl.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: [to Sorrowful] You wanna be a little girl?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: No, no. Make *you* a good little girl.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: [praying] Make me a good little girl.
[to Sorrowful]
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: Is that all?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: That's the works.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: But when do I ask for what I want?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: You better do it right now, while your prayer's still hot.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: [praying] Please, God, b

Regret: Ah, kid, don't cry. Sorrowful didn't mean anything.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: He doesn't like me.
Regret: He don't even like himself.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: I want my daddy!


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Lucille Ward is in studio records for the role of Mrs. Walsh, but she did not appear in the film. Modern sources add Hattie McDaniel, Bill Robinson, Bessie Lyle and Nora Cecil (as Head of Home Finding Society), but none of these actors were in the film either.
Dorothy Dell and Shirley Temple became good friends while filming this movie. When Dell died in a car crash shortly after the movie was completed, Temple was shielded from the news for as long as possible.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
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Little Miss Marker

Released 1934
Inducted 1998
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