Little Miss Marker (1934)

Big Steve Halloway, gambler and proprietor of New York's Horseshoe Cabaret, where his girl, Bangles Carson sings, is in desperate need of money. He arranges for his fellow bookies, especially Sorrowful Jones, to each pay him $1,000 for his racehorse, Dream Prince, to lose. With all bets being placed at the window, Sorrowful encounters a gambler, having lost $500, wanting to place his bet but is unable to come up with $20. Instead, he places his daughter, Marthy Jane (Shirley Temple), as security, or in bookie's terms, a "marker". Having lost his bet, he commits suicide, leaving "little Miss Marker" under the care of Sorrowful Jones. As Steve hides out in Chicago to avoid investigation for his crooked bets, he entrusts Sorrowful to watch over Bangles during his absence, at which time the "gold digger" helps "tight-wod" with his trouble. When Big Steve learns Bangles is involved with Sorrowful, he returns to New York to do something about it.

Directing:
  • Alexander Hall

Writing:
  • William R. Lipman
  • Gladys Lehman
  • Sam Hellman

Stars:
Release Date: 1934-06-01
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 80

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Charles Bickford
Charles Bickf...
Big Steve Halloway
Shirley Temple
Shirley Templ...
Marthy 'Marky' Jane
Willie Best
Willie Best
Dizzy Memphis (uncredited)
Adolphe Menjou
Adolphe Menjo...
Sorrowful Jones
Lynne Overman
Lynne Overman
Regret
Warren Hymer
Warren Hymer
Sore Toe
Sam Hardy
Sam Hardy
Benny the Gouge
John Kelly
John Kelly
Canvas Back
Frank McGlynn Sr.
Frank McGlynn...
Doc Chesley
Frank Conroy
Frank Conroy
Doctor Ingalls
Ernie Adams
Ernie Adams
Bettor (uncredited)
Tammany Young
Tammany Young
Bugs
Edward Earle
Edward Earle
Marky's Father
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