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Little Miss Roughneck (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 23 January 1938 (USA)
A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue, who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue, who ... See full summary »

Director:

Aubrey Scotto

Writers:

Fred Niblo Jr. (story), Grace Neville (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edith Fellows ... Foxine LaRue
Leo Carrillo ... Pascual Orozco
Scott Kolk ... Al Patridge (as Scott Colton)
Julie Bishop ... Mary LaRue (as Jacqueline Wells)
Margaret Irving ... Mrs. Gertrude 'Gert' LaRue
Inez Palange Inez Palange ... Mercedes Orozco
George McKay George McKay ... Phil Edwards
Thurston Hall ... Joe Crowley
Frank C. Wilson Frank C. Wilson ... DeWilde
John Gallaudet ... Larkin
Walter O. Stahl Walter O. Stahl ... Von Hemmer (as Walter Stahl)
Ivan Miller Ivan Miller ... Yerkes
Al Bridge ... Sheriff
Wade Boteler ... Police Inspector Carr
Guy Usher Guy Usher ... Police Captain Dorm
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Storyline

A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue, who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue, who is even more artificial and theatrical than her name. Foxine's pretty and older sister, Mary LaRue makes sacrifices to support the trio. Al Partridge, a Hollywood agent becomes interested in Mary and takes the family trio to Hollywood in the hopes of Foxine getting into the movies. After several incidents by the rowdy Foxine on the train, and later at International Studios, Foxine is further from being in the movies than she was in New York. Gert decides that a "hoax" kidnapping is just the ticket to get Foxine the publicity to land a studio contract. That night Foxine dresses as a boy, disarranges her room, leaves a "ransom note" and hops a freight train. The police arrive the next morning and hear Mary accuse Al and Gert of staging the kidnapping, and they are arrested. Foxine leaves the train ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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INTRODUCING THE SWINGY SCREEN SURPRISE OF THE SEASON...! (original Card B poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wonder-Child See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Extract from Verdi's 'Rigoletto'
Written by Giuseppe Verdi (uncredited)
Sung by Edith Fellows
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