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This lavish [[Performer~P70237~Shirley Temple~shirleytemple]] starrer is set in New York, sometime in the 1850s. While lovable pickpocket "Professor" Eustace Appleby works the crowd, his talented granddaughter Dimples (Temple) dances for pennies. Dimples demands that Appleby stop his thieving ways, but every time he tries to follow the straight and narrow, he comes out the loser (most memorably when he's hoodwinked by a dapper con man played by [[Performer~P11228~John Carradine~johncarradine]]). While Dimples entertains at the home of society matron Mrs. Caroline Drew ([[Performer~P75682~Helen Westley~helenwestley]]), Appleby pilfers several valuable objects. This time he's caught with the goods, but Dimples gallantly takes the blame. Touched by this, Mrs. Drew adopts the little girl, enabling her to find success on the legitimate stage. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Shirley Temple
as Sylvia Dolores Appleby (Dimples)
Frank Morgan
as Prof. Eustace Appleby
Helen Westley
as Mrs. Caroline Drew
Robert Kent
as Allen Drew
Astrid Allwyn
as Cleo Marsh
Stepin Fetchit
as Cicero
Berton Churchill
as Colonel Loring
Paul Stanton
as Mr. St. Clair
Julius Tannen
as Hawkins
John Carradine
as Mr. Richards
Herman Bing
as Proprietor
Jack Clifford
as Uncle Tom
Arthur Aylesworth
as Pawnbroker
Greta Meyer
as Proprietor's Wife
Leonard Kibrick
as member of childrens band
Jesse Scott
as black dot

Crew

William Seiter
Director
Darryl F. Zanuck
Producer
Nunnally Johnson
Producer
Arthur Sheekman
Screenwriter
Nat Perrin
Screenwriter
Bert Glennon
Cinematographer
Jimmy McHugh
Songwriter
Ted Koehler
Songwriter
Louis Silvers
Composer (Music Score)
Louis Silvers
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
Choreography
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