Little Big Shot (1935)

Genres - Children's/Family, Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 7, 1935 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In the wake of Shirley Temple, every Hollywood studio scrambled to find a child star who might possibility match Temple's selling power. Warner Bros.' candidate was South Africa-born Sybil Jason, who starred in several of the studio's short subjects and was headlined in a handful of features like Little Big Shot. Here she is cast as Gloria Gibbs, whose daddy is knocked off by gangsters early in the picture. Left in the care of confidence tricksters Steve Craig (Robert Armstrong) and Mortimer Thompson (Edward Everett Horton), it doesn't take long for Gloria to twist her surrogate "parents" around her little finger. With the help of Steve, Mortimer and lunch-counter waitress Jean (Glenda Farrell), our heroine not only puts the finger on the gang responsible for her father's demise, but collects a huge reward as a result.

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family, charm [personality], child, con/scam, couple, daughter, father, gangster, loot, orphan, rackets [corruption], songwriter, street, street-people, underworld, wound [injury]