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Stowaway (1936) was a Musical - Adventure Film directed by William A. Seiter and produced by Earl Carroll.

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Le Voyage en ballon ( 1960 ) aka Stowaway in the Sky

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 26, 2019 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

After the success of the award-winning short film The Red Balloon ( Le Ballon Rouge, 1956 ), French director Albert Lamorisse embarked on creating a feature-length film with a similar visual emphasis to the narrative. Le Voyage en Ballon follows the journey of an inventor/balloonist ( Andr? Gille )... Read full article


Musical Monday: Stowaway (1936)

on Dec 19, 2016 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Stowaway?? Musical #544 Stud... Read full article


Leslie Stowe, Veteran of Stage and Screen, Now a Stowaway in the Memory of Film.

By C. S. Williams on Jul 2, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Leslie Stowe Leslie Stowe?began his career on stage in 1893 making his debut in the comic opera Ship Ahoy, [1]appearing through the years in the tour of The Merry World;?[2] yet another tour company, and productions of, The Student Prince,[3] and Barbara Fritchie [4].? He also had roles on Broadway ... Read full article


Leslie Stowe, Veteran of Stage and Screen, Now a Stowaway in the Memory of Film.

By C. S. Williams on Jul 2, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Leslie Stowe Leslie Stowe?began his career on stage in 1893 making his debut in the comic opera Ship Ahoy, [1]appearing through the years in the tour of The Merry World;?[2] yet another tour company, and productions of, The Student Prince,[3] and Barbara Fritchie [4].? He also had roles on Broadway ... Read full article


Leslie Stowe, Veteran of Stage and Screen, Now a Stowaway in the Memory of Film.

By C. S. Williams on Jul 2, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Leslie Stowe Leslie Stowe?began his career on stage in 1893 making his debut in the comic opera Ship Ahoy, [1]appearing through the years in the tour of The Merry World;?[2] yet another tour company, and productions of, The Student Prince,[3] and Barbara Fritchie [4].? He also had roles on Broadway ... Read full article


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Mrs. Hope: Mind you, he was only twelve! Richard spoke up as quick as a flash, and what do you think he said?
Susan Parker: He said, "You may use my bicycle, Geraldine. I love sports, but I love the principles of manhood more."
Mrs. Hope: I'm afraid I'm boring you.
Susan Parker: I'm sorry, Mrs. Hope, but Richard told me that story the first three times you told it to me...
Mrs. Hope: I tell it not because Richard is my son, but because I thought you, as his future wife, might be interested. Obviously I was mistaken, but mark my words, the time will come when you'll be just as devoted to Richard...
Susan Parker: I am devoted to him, only...
Mrs. Hope: Only you have a peculiar way of demonstrating your devotion!


Susan Parker: Do you know where Ching-Ching is?
Tommy Randall: Yes.
Susan Parker: Well, would you mind telling me?
Tommy Randall: She's below, getting ready to leave the ship at the next stop. They're sending her to an orphanage for girls. She'll be marching in lockstep and eating gruel within a week. I hope you like it!
Susan Parker: Surely something can be done. That can't happen to Ching-Ching.
Tommy Randall: Wait a minute, I've got an idea. You're going to marry old sourpuss, aren't you?
Susan Parker: I beg your pardon!
Tommy Randall: I'm sorry, no offense meant. Look, I wanted to adopt Ching-Ching, but they won't let me because I'm unmarried. But you're getting married, you can adopt her.
Susan Parker: But Richard and I...
Tommy Randall: [shouting] You don't want her to go to an instituion, do you?
Susan Parker: [shouting] Of course not!
Tommy Randall: Look, I've gone completely soft about this kid. I know it's hard to believe, but true. Won't you please take her and let me pay for her upbringing until I can take her myself? That'll be as quick as I can get to the States and come back with a wife. You may not believe it, but there are quite a few women back home who'd be willing to marry me. Look, it's not for me, it's for Ching-Ching! Won't you please do it?
Susan Parker: All right, I'll do it.


Judge J.D. Booth: Now, Ching-Ching, have either of the parties ever evidenced by their actions any proper legal grounds for divorce?
Barbara Stewart aka Ching-Ching: There is utterly no grounds for disturbing the marital status of the contestants.
Randall's Lawyer in Reno: This is most irregular, your honor. The child clearly doesn't know what she's saying!
Judge J.D. Booth: Oh yes, she does! Isn't this entire divorce case just the result of two adults behaving like stubborn children, refusing to break down and admit that they're in love with each other?


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After filming of this movie was completed, Shirley Temple was given the Pekingese dog that had played her character's pet dog, "Mr. Woo." Temple renamed the dog "Ching-Ching," after her character in the movie.
New York dateline, November 17, 1938: Composers Galore Say Tune in "Stowaway" was Pirated Headline. Plagiarism suits and claims plagued 20th Century-Fox this week, with all parts of the world represented, apparently, in the allegations that the Mack Gordon-Harry Revel tune "Good Night, My Love," which was used in the 1936 Shirley Temple picture "Stowaway" had been pirated wholly or in part. In Argentina, a musical trial was held in a Buenos Aires theater with the audience, admitted on free passes, acting as a jury. Two reels of the picture were exhibited and the song of the claimant, Juan Calabria, and the Gordon-Revel piece were played. The audience found for the plaintiff. Twentieth Century-Fox's legal department, taking the position that the audience-jury was "packed," is moving for a dismissal. Charles McCord, a New York tune smith, is suing for $60,000 damages from 20th Century-Fox, alleging that Gordon and Revel lifted music from a song he wrote as the basis for "Good Night, My Love." Claims have also been received from Europe also. So maybe it isn't surprising that Edwin P. Kilroe, copyright expert of the company's legal staff, said yesterday that he was waiting to hear from the heirs of Verdi and Brahams. Gordon and Revel were to arriv
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