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

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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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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

Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: You are Lady Guinevere.
Doc Chesley: King Arthur's Lady Guinevere?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: You know about it, too?
Doc Chesley: Yes.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: Did you ever break a lance for a lady fair?
Doc Chesley: Not recently. Who is Sir Gallahad, Marky?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: He's the best of all. I haven't seen him around here. But I know who you are.
Doc Chesley: Yes?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: You are the kind keeper.
Bangles Carson: The kind keeper of what, Marky?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: Of the charger. The horse the princess rides.
Bangles Carson: Who told you about all this?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: My mommy used to read to me about King Arthur.
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.


Bangles Carson: [about Marky] Well, you can't leave her here.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Afraid of the cops?
Bangles Carson: No, I'm afraid of the kid. I don't want her here. I'm not going sappy over her! I won't, see!
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: You're already sappy over her.
Bangles Carson: But you're not?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: No, she's just something I can't get rid of, because she's tangled up in a race deal.
Bangles Carson: She wasn't tangled up in a deal the first night you got her. You could've unloaded her then!
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: You didn't stage no riot when she busted up your song in a night club!
Bangles Carson: You start reading about King Arthur to her!
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Yeah, and you take her out and buy her a lot of new clothes!
Bangles Carson: And you sit still for the bite without even being chloroformed!
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: All right, I did pay! Her clothes were falling off her.


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Facts about

For the scene in which Marky is thrown from a horse, Shirley Temple was wired to an overhead crane and carefully lowered to the ground.
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.
The character Regret, named after the prize winning 1915 racehorse, was based on Otto "Abadabba" Berman, the financial genius behind gangster Dutch Schultz's business empire and the close friend of writer Damon Runyon. Berman was shot dead in a hit on Schultz a year after the film's release.
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Inducted 1998
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