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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

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.


Jimmy Dolan: Tony, who is she?
Tony: She's an orphan, I tell-a you! She run away, and she a-follow me here.
Jimmy Dolan: Jerry, she's a natural. Look at her! Did you ever see a better bet?
Jerry Dolan: Who is she?
Jimmy Dolan: She's part of our act, Dolan, Dolan, & Dolan. What's your name?
Barbara Barry: Betsy Weir. Are you Puddin'-Head?
Jerry Dolan: I'll say he's Puddin'-Head. What's this all about?
Jimmy Dolan: That kid's a novelty, just what we need for our new act.
Jerry Dolan: Are you crazy? What do you know about the child?
Jimmy Dolan: Everything there is to know. She ran away from an orphan asylum.
Jerry Dolan: Orphan asylum, your aunt. Did you notice her hands? Well, they don't manicure them at an orphan asylum.
Jimmy Dolan: I don't know. A buddy of mine got his hair cut in Sing Sing.


Barbara Barry: Why do you want me to go? You're all alone, and I'm not doing anything, either. Tell me a story.
Simon Peck: I don't know any stories.
Barbara Barry: You know, you remind me of old Mr. Spindleshanks. He's the old grouch in the Betsy Weir stories who helps Betsy when she's hungry...
Simon Peck: Hungry? You aren't hungry, are you?
Barbara Barry: No, I just had lunch, and I did something bad, too.
Simon Peck: What did you do?
Barbara Barry: Well, we had spinach, and while Jimmy wasn't looking, I put mine on his plate!
Simon Peck: You should've eaten your spinach. It's good for you.
Barbara Barry: So I've heard.
Simon Peck: Where are you going?
Barbara Barry: I'm going to get along.
Simon Peck: Why?
Barbara Barry: You said for me to.
Simon Peck: I never said anything of the sort. All I said was that spinach was good for you.


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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."
Shirley Temple lost her first baby tooth while filming this movie.
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.
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National Film Registry

Poor Little Rich Girl

Released 1936
Inducted 1991
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Also directed by Irving Cummings




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Also released in 1936




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