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Stowaway Details


Stranded in Shanghai, orphaned Ching-Ching (Shirley Temple), the ward of Chinese missionaries, is rescued from harm by playboy Tommy Randall (Robert Young). Through a series of unbelievable but entertaining circumstances, Ching-Ching inadvertently stows away on a boat bound for San Francisco, which happens to include Tommy on the passenger list. During the long voyage, our heroine plays little-miss-fixit for the shipboard romance between Tommy and Susan Parker (Alice Faye). The two marry to give Ching-Ching a proper home, but their clashing personalities lead inexorably to the divorce court. Once again, however, Ching-Ching saves the day, this time with the assistance of twinkly-eyed Judge Booth (J. Edward Bromberg). J. Edward Bromberg is the one in which Shirley dispenses oriental aphorisms a la Charlie Chan, speaks Chinese, and offers imitations of Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson and Fred Astaire. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Shirley Temple
as Ching-Ching
Robert Young
as Tommy Randall
Alice Faye
as Susan Parker
Eugene Pallette
as The Colonel
Helen Westley
as Mrs. Hope
Arthur Treacher
as Atkins
J. Edward Bromberg
as Judge Booth
Astrid Allwyn
as Kay Swift
Robert Greig
as Captain
Jayne Regan
as Dora Day
Julius Tannen
as First Mate
Willie Fung
as Chang
Philip Ahn
as Sun Lo
Paul McVey
as Second Mate
Helen Jerome Eddy
as Mrs. Kruikshank
William Stack
as Alfred Kruikshank
Allan Lane
as Richard Hope


William Seiter
Buddy G. DeSylva
William Conselman
Arthur Sheekman
Nat Perrin
Samuel G. Engel
Screen Story
Arthur C. Miller
Louis Silvers
Musical Direction/Supervision
Lloyd Nosler