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Pardon My Pups (1934)

Approved | | Short, Comedy | 26 January 1934 (USA)
Sonny wants a motorcycle for his birthday, and is disappointed when he learns that he is getting a dog instead.

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Charles Lamont

Writers:

Charles Lamont (story), Ewart Adamson (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... 'Sonny' Rogers (as Junior Coghlan)
Shirley Temple ... Mary Lou Rogers
Kenneth Howell ... Harry Vanderpool
Dorothy Ward Dorothy Ward ... Phyllis Dean
Harry Myers ... Mr. Rogers
Virginia True Boardman ... Mrs. Rogers
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Storyline

Mary Lou is excited because today is her older brother Sonny's birthday. Sonny wants a motorcycle, but his father has decided to buy him a dog instead, mainly because he himself wants to have a dog that he can take hunting. After a dispute with his father, Sonny leaves home. As he walks along a railroad track, he finds a frightened lost dog, and soon he begins to feel differently about dogs. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frolics of Youth (#3): Pardon My Pups See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Sonny Rogers: It'll only get underfoot and chew things up!
Mr. Rogers: But not for long! A spaniel's so smart, he can be trained in no time. Why, before he's a year old, I'll be able to take him on hunting trips. That is, uh, if you're willing to spare him, son.
Mary Lou Rogers: Why don't you just buy him for yourself, Daddy? You're the one that wants him.
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Featured in Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling (1993) See more »

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Shirley Shines In Short Subject
3 May 2002 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A FROLICS OF YOUTH Short Subject.

A teenager, embarrassed by his fear of dogs, runs away from home. The abandoned spaniel he finds helps to change his mind.

PARDON MY PUPS is an enjoyable little film, with Shirley Temple stealing all her scenes as the hero's lively kid sister. The opening gag - dealing with bedwetting - is in poor taste, but is quickly forgotten. Highlight: the climactic fisticuffs, which look impressively realistic.

Often overlooked or neglected today, the one and two-reel short subjects were useful to the Studios as important training grounds for new or burgeoning talents, both in front & behind the camera. The dynamics for creating a successful short subject was completely different from that of a feature length film, something akin to writing a topnotch short story rather than a novel. Economical to produce in terms of both budget & schedule and capable of portraying a wide range of material, short subjects were the perfect complement to the Studios' feature films.


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