5.3/10
103
9 user

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 »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sonny wants a motorcycle for his birthday, and is disappointed when he learns that he is getting a dog instead.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr., Shirley Temple, Kenneth Howell
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new ... See full summary »

Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Warner Baxter, Madge Evans, James Dunn
Certificate: Passed Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A swindler and his girlfriend take in his young daughter, who has been living with the family of his deceased wife.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard, Shirley Temple
What's to Do? (1933)
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sonny Rogers has just gotten elected class president, he's a star baseball player, and has a cute girlfriend. But, thanks to the conniving of his rival, Harry Vanderpool, he and his whole ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr., Shirley Temple, Dorothy Ward
Now I'll Tell (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his... See full summary »

Director: Edwin J. Burke
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Helen Twelvetrees, Alice Faye
Comedy | Western | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Shirley Temple, Georgie Smith, Eugene Butler
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A schoolteacher helps his friend Dora by getting his students to help him to make a radio commercial.

Director: Harry Edwards
Stars: Andy Clyde, Ethel Sykes, Bud Jamison
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A girl has to decide who to marry: a poor country boy or a rich nightclub owner.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Eugene Butler, Lawrence Harris, Georgie Smith
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An aspiring actress is rejected by casting, but gets her chance to perform when the star doesn't feel like performing. The cast is all young children, performing adult roles.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Shirley Temple, Georgie Billings, Gloria Ann Mack
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After graduating from a West Coast college, four friends fly to New York City to seek employment.

Director: John G. Blystone
Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, James Dunn
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Missionary Cradlebait goes to the jungle to "civilize" the cannibals, but ends up in a cooking pot.

Director: Jack Hays
Stars: Shirley Temple, Danny Boone Jr.
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A child runs for the Senate, in a short film where toddlers play adults.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Shirley Temple, Eugene Butler, Gloria Ann Mack
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »

Connections

Edited into Our Girl Shirley (1942) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Shirley stows away in Sonny's car when he and a pal hunt for gold.
18 October 2005 | by tinman19602003See all my reviews

In another short film by "Educational Films", Director Charles Lamont has re-united Sonny (Junior Coughlan) and Mary Lou (Shirley Temple)in this early Temple vehicle. In this one, Little Mary Lou is watching her big brother Sonny do a chemistry experiment. Sonny's pal shows up and they make plans to look for gold in the desert, to raise money for Sonny, so he can attend the military school his friend will be attending in the fall. Mary Lou hides in the trunk of Sonny's car, much to the consternation of Sonny when he finds her. While he and his pal look for gold, Mary Lou befriends a man she calls "GUS", who seems lost and can't recall his identity. When the boys tell him they're searching for gold, "Gus" shows them bags of "gold dust". Back at home, the boys show their find to a local assayer while "Gus" fiddles with Sonny's chemistry set. The resulting explosion helps "Gus" regain his memory and he rewards Sonny. Director Lamont is better known for other films, including Abbott and Costello features, Ma and Pa Kettle films and "Hit the Ice" and "Where She Danced"


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed