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Bad Little Angel (1939)

Approved | | Drama | 27 October 1939 (USA)
A Bible-guided Victorian orphan befriends a bootblack in a strange town.

Director:

Wilhelm Thiele (as William Thiele)

Writers:

Margaret Turnbull (story "Looking After Sandy"), Dorothy Yost (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginia Weidler ... Patricia Victoria 'Patsy' Sanderson
Gene Reynolds ... Thomas 'Tommy' Wilks
Guy Kibbee ... Luther Marvin
Ian Hunter ... Jm Creighton - Sentinel Editor
Elizabeth Patterson ... Mrs. Perkins
Reginald Owen ... Edwards - Marvin's Valet
Henry Hull ... Red Wilks
Lois Wilson ... Mrs. Ellen Creighton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Bedford ... Mrs. Dodd (scenes deleted)
Cora Sue Collins ... Clarabella Dodd (scenes deleted)
Sally Martin Sally Martin ... Belinda (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A Bible-guided Victorian orphan befriends a bootblack in a strange town.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Looking After Sandy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the train station ticket agent tells Patricia there is an Egypt, New Jersey (and there is a sign at the train station there), it is fictitious. However there is a New Egypt, NJ--a small town in Ocean County. Never populated by more than a few thousand, it was a major stop for passenger trains on the Pennsylvania Railroad until 1979. See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful Dreamer
(1862)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
Played as background music several times
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Uplifting Film, strong Moral message
1 August 2005 | by SumBuddy-3See all my reviews

Okay, I'll admit I was in tears watching this film. Virginia Wiedler was a wonderful alternative to the Shirley Temple/Margaret O'Brien acting style, and I really like her sincerity without the "sugar coating" that Shirley and Margaret always added.

Wonderful supporting characters, (although more important), since she played an orphan, and was constantly looking for guidance and acceptance. The Father figure, the boyfriend, his alcoholic father, and the other character actors made this a balanced film. Christian overtones wouldn't get it through to the big screen these days, but this was 1939. Late in the Depression, Christian thinking was very strong. Worth watching!


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