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Baby, Take a Bow Details


Shirley Temple's first starring vehicle casts her as the button-cute daughter of ex-convict Eddie Ellison (James Dunn) and his wife Kay (Claire Trevor). Ellison and his old cellmate Larry Scott (Ray Walker) manage to land jobs as chauffeurs for a wealthy family. When a valuable string of pearls disappears, both men are fired and Eddie is accused of the crime. Incredibly, it is little Temple who manages to locate the pearls and clear her father's name. Rather slow going for the most part, Baby Take a Bow comes to life in the final reel, as genuine thief Trigger Stone (Ralf Harolde) grabs Temple and uses her as a human shield during his desperate rooftop escape. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Shirley Temple
as Shirley Ellison
James Dunn
as Eddie Ellison
Claire Trevor
as Kay Ellison
Alan Dinehart
as Welch
Ray Walker
as Larry Scott
Ralf Harolde
as Trigger Stone
James Flavin
as Flannigan
Richard Tucker
as Mr. Carson
Olive Tell
as Mrs. Carson
Howard Hickman
as Blair
Paul McVey
as Daniels
Guy Usher
as Capt. of Detectives
Paul McVey
as Daniels
Guy Usher
as Capt. of Detectives
Howard Hickman
as Blair


Harry Lachman
John Stone
Bud Green
Samuel Kaylin
Composer (Music Score)
Samuel Kaylin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Duncan Cramer
Production Designer
George Leverett
Sound/Sound Designer