The Little Adventuress (1938)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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There were those who considered child star Edith Fellows to be far more talented than her "rival" Shirley Temple; still, while Temple was starring in A pictures at Fox, Fellows had to be content with such Columbia B's as The Little Adventuress. In this one, Fellows plays juvenile equestrian Pinky Horton, whose vaudevillian parents are killed in an on-stage accident. Pinky and her beloved trick horse are bundled off to relatives in California, where she befriends her "black sheep" cousin, chronic gambler Dick Horton (Richard Fiske). With the help of trainer Handy (Cliff Edwards), Pinky transforms her horse into a racing champ, saving the family's honor (and bank account) in the obligatory Big Race. Part of the fun in Little Adventuress is watching perennial Three Stooges foil Richard Fiske play a romantic lead opposite the ubiquitious Jacqueline Wells (aka Julie Bishop).

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animal, family, friendship, horse-racing, racer, cousin, girl, horse, orphan, sports