Little Orphan Annie (1932)

Orphan Annie is left alone again after Daddy Warbucks becomes a victim of the 1929 stock market crash and goes off gold mining. She encounters Mickey, who is also an orphan and she tries help him keep out of trouble and get adopted. Based on comic strip of Harold Gray.

Director: John S. Robertson.
Stars: Mitzi Green, Buster Phelps, May Robson, Matt Moore, Edgar Kennedy, Kate Drain Lawson, Sidney Bracey.

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2 Comments

  1. Steves
    December 17, 2018
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    Good on you, Jon! Light, fun entertainment. Classic stuff!

  2. January 21, 2019
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    Mitzi Green’s Marx brothers skit is worth waiting for. The film captures the Little Orphan Annie sentimentality without the harder edge of the comic strip which having read it in reprint is surprisingly tough. There are some scenes that reproduce that grittiness for example when Annie steals an apple from a grocer who threatens her with the police or the orphans lining up to win over a potential adopter. All in all a depression era curio that deserves to be seen.. Again thanks for making it available.

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