Poor Little Rich Girl Overview:

Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) was a Adventure - Family Film directed by Irving Cummings and produced by Raymond Griffith, Darryl F. Zanuck and Buddy G. DeSylva.

Poor Little Rich Girl was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1991.

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Fridays With Mary Pickford: The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

on Apr 1, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

After buckling swash with Errol Flynn last month I figured it was high time to return to this series’ true intentions: spotlighting actors whose work I’ve seen nothing of?With that we return to the silent era, honoring?the?silent actress: Mary Pickford. Knee-deep in her success when she ... Read full article


Fridays With Mary Pickford: The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

on Apr 1, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

After buckling swash with Errol Flynn last month I figured it was high time to return to this series’ true intentions: spotlighting actors whose work I’ve seen nothing of?With that we return to the silent era, honoring?the?silent actress: Mary Pickford. Knee-deep in her success when she ... Read full article


THE POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL ( 1917 )

By Crystal Kalyana on Nov 2, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

Mary Pickford, the prominent star with the exuberant smile, bubbly personality and the curly ringlet hair was the epitome of female virtue during the silent era of cinema. With her delightful charm and immaculate screen presence that she exuded, Pickford had been enchanting audiences worldwide for d... Read full article


The Poor Little Rich Girl: Mary Pickford and her wordsmith. (1)

By Brandie on Jun 3, 2012 From True Classics

One of the most prolific partnerships to emerge in the silent film era was the one between movie star Mary Pickford and screenwriter Frances Marion. Director Clarence Brown once referred to their working relationship as “spontaneous combustion,” an apt description of the women’s un... Read full article


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Quotes from

Barbara Barry: Didn't he like what we did?
Jimmy Dolan: Sure he did. I guess he's just going in the next room to applaud.
Barbara Barry: But you said we were good.
Jerry Dolan: Never pay any attention to what he says.


Simon Peck: Now, remember, my dear, there's going to be a lot of people listening, but you mustn't be nervous, you mustn't be afraid.
Barbara Barry: Afraid of what?
Simon Peck: That's just the thing, my dear, there's nothing to be afraid of.
Barbara Barry: Do you want me to be afraid?
Simon Peck: Heavens no, darling! That's why I'm talking to you.
Barbara Barry: If I do get afraid, it'll be on account of you talking so much.


Barbara Barry: Will you read to me from this?
Woodward: All right. Which one is it to be?
Barbara Barry: It's the one where Betsy runs away from the orphan asylum and meets Tony the organ grinder and his monkey.
Woodward: [reading] "Betsy Weir was two years old when her mother died. Because the family was poor, Betsy couldn't stay at home, so she was sent to an orphan asylum."
Barbara Barry: Which was an ugly red brick building far, far away from where Betsy used to live.
Woodward: Yes, from where Betsy used to live. "Then a young man came dancing around the corner in a green coat and bumped right into her. 'Excuse me,' said the young man. 'I'm always bumping into people. That's why they call me Puddin'-Head.'"


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Facts about

While her mother, Gertrude Temple, was being interviewed on the set of this movie, Shirley Temple asked the reporter, "Why don't you talk to me, I'm the star."
The precision tap dance performed by Jack Haley, Alice Faye, and Shirley Temple required endless takes. Although Haley, Faye, and Temple were all excellent tap dancers, they found it extremely difficult to stay in sync for such a long and complicated number.
Shirley Temple lost her first baby tooth while filming this movie.
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National Film Registry

Poor Little Rich Girl

Released 1936
Inducted 1991
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