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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (18-Mar-1938)

Director: Allan Dwan

Writers: Karl Tunberg; Don Ettlinger

From novel: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Music and Lyrics by: Mack Gordon; Harry Revel; Lew Pollack; Sidney D. Mitchell; Sam Pokrass; Jack Yellen; Raymond Scott

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck

Keywords: Drama

Radio talent scout Anthony Kent grows frustrated auditioning young girls for a singing role in a breakfast cereal's "Little Miss America" campaign. Rebecca Winstead nails it in the audition but is accidentally dismissed due to a misunderstanding, and leaves thinking she didn't get the part. Rebecca's stepfather sends her upstate to live with her Aunt Miranda at Sunnybrook Farm; by pure chance she encounters Kent and all seems well until her stepfather learns of Rebecca's new-found success in radio.

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J. Edward Bromberg
Actor
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Phyllis Brooks
Actor
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William Demarest
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Alan Dinehart
Actor
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Dixie Dunbar
Actor
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Jack Haley
Actor
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Paul Harvey
Actor
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Franklin Pangborn
Actor
23-Jan-1888 20-Jul-1958 Character actor, 1920s to 1950s
Bill Robinson
Dancer
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Randolph Scott
Actor
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Raymond Scott
Musician
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Gloria Stuart
Actor
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Slim Summerville
Actor
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Shirley Temple
Actor
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Helen Westley
Actor
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CAST

Shirley Temple   ...   Rebecca Winstead
with
Randolph Scott   ...   Anthony Kent
and
Jack Haley   ...   Orville Smithers
Gloria Stuart   ...   Gwen Warren
Phyllis Brooks   ...   Lola Lee
Helen Westley   ...   Aunt Miranda Wilkins
Slim Summerville   ...   Homer Busby
Bill Robinson   ...   Aloysius
J. Edward Bromberg   ...   Dr. Hill
Alan Dinehart   ...   Purvis
Raymond Scott Quintet   ...   Themselves
Dixie Dunbar   ...   Receptionist
Paul Hurst   ...   Mug
William Demarest   ...   Harry Kipper
Ruth Gillette   ...   Melba
Paul Harvey   ...   Cyrus Bartlett
Clarence Hummel Wilson   ...   Jake Singer
Sam Hayes   ...   Radio Announcer
Gary Breckner   ...   Radio Announcer
Carroll Nye   ...   Radio Announcer
Franklin Pangborn   ...   Hamilton Montmarcy
William Wagner   ...   Rev. Turner
Eily Malyon   ...   Mrs. Turner
Mary McCarty   ...   Florabelle

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