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That Hagen Girl Details


A young girl is adopted into a small town family, but instead of finding happiness, she finds her life a living nightmare due to neighbors' constant speculation as to he father's identity. The scuttlebutt is that she is the illegitimate daughter of a prominent lawyer and former resident (Ronald Reagan). The girl (Shirley Temple in her first role as a teen) becomes especially sensitive to the gossip after she hits adolescence. The backbiting gets so bad, that she loses her first boyfriend. Matters become more explosive when the lawyer returns from Washington D.C. and begins a romance with the girl's favorite teacher. He also finds the troubled girl intriguing but does not realize this until the despondent youth attempts to commit suicide. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lois Maxwell New Star of the Year - Female 1947 Winner


Shirley Temple
as Mary Hagen
Ronald Reagan
as Tom Bates
Dorothy Peterson
as Minta Hagen
Rory Calhoun
as Ken Fresneau
Charles Kemper
as Jim Hagen
Jean Porter
as Sharon Bailey
Nella Walker
as Molly Freneau
Lois Maxwell
as Julia Lane
Boyd Irwin
as Rev. Sparling
Douglas Kennedy
as Herb
Jack Smart
Tom Fadden
as Village Loafer
Kathryn Card
as Miss Grover
Virginia Farmer
as Millie Corey
Sarah Edwards
as Charlotte Miller
Barbara Brown
as Lorna Gateley
Winifred Harris
as Selma Delaney
Jack Mower
as Men in Drugstore
Milton Parsons
as Station Agent
Penny Edwards
as Christine Delaney
Gracille LaVinder
as Nurse Boswell
Guy Wilkerson
as Link Spencer
Frank Conroy
as Dr. Stone
Bill Henderson
William B. Davidson
as Mr. Bowman
Moroni Olsen
as Trenton Gateley
Harry Davenport
as Judge Merrivale
William Edmunds
as Corey, the Chauffeur
Rhoda Williams
as College Student
Helen Wallace
as Rose Halliday
Anthony Warde
Conrad Janis
as Dewey Coons
Billy Roy
as Boy
Ray Montgomery
Constance Purdy
as Ruth Laverty


Peter Godfrey
Alex Gottlieb
Charles Hoffman
Karl W. Freund
Franz Waxman
Composer (Music Score)
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
David Weisbart
Stanley Fleischer
Art Director
William Travilla
Costume Designer
William McGann
Special Effects