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Managed Money (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 23 February 1934 (USA)
Young Mary Lou tries to help her brother Sonny raise money so that he can attend a military academy.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Ewart Adamson (story), Ernest Pagano (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Sonny Rogers (as Junior Coghlan)
Shirley Temple ... Mary Lou Rogers
Harry Myers ... Mr. George Rogers
Helene Chadwick ... Mrs. George Rogers
Kenneth Howell ... Harry Vanderpool
Sidney Miller ... Sidney - Sonny's Friend
Virginia True Boardman ... Mrs. Vanderpool
Huntley Gordon ... Police Officer
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Storyline

When Sonny finds out that his friend Sid is planning to go to a military academy, he wants to go there as well. When Sonny's father reluctantly tells him that it would be impossible for him to pay for it, Sonny and Sid decide to go prospecting for gold in the hope of raising the money. They throw together some equipment and head out into the desert, where they discover that Sonny's young sister Mary Lou, determined to join them, has stowed away. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frolics of Youth (#4): Managed Money See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The dialogue in the desert scenes was dubbed in what sounds like a stuffy indoor studio, and is thus lacking the atmosphere of dialogue recorded outdoors. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mary Lou Rogers: What makes you do that Sonny?
Sonny Rogers: Mary Lou, I can't make discoveries if you keep buttin' in.
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Connections

Edited into Our Girl Shirley (1942) See more »

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Painfully Unfunny.
15 January 2008 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

Mary Lou (Shirley Temple)'s older brother Sonny (Frank Coghlan Jr.) wants desperately to go to a coveted military school along with his buddy Sidney but his Dad cannot afford it. This doesn't deter Sonny however who hatches up a scheme to go prospecting for gold so his Dad will have money to pay for his education at the institute. Mary Lou, ever getting into trouble, decides to stow away in the back of Sonny's old car.

This whole short is built on and relies on the prospect of Temple's being cute enough to entertain most viewers and get a laugh because there's sure very little else here to really laugh about. Temple's meeting with the crazy "gold prospector" in the desert is more often uncomfortable than funny and all attempts made here at comedy feel far too forced to be the least bit effective. Only required viewing if you like to see a young Shirley Temple being cute.


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