Little Miss Marker (The Girl in Pawn)
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Little Miss Marker (The Girl in Pawn)
Perhaps the most memorable of all of the movies based on Damon Runyon's story because of the winning presence of Shirley Temple (although it was remade three times), this is the story of a little girl who is left as a marker for a $20.00 bet. Temple's father kills himself and the bookie doesn't know what to do with the young girl. Needless to say, she wins over the hearts of all and sundry and the bookie turns over a new leaf to make this little girl happy. Through all the complications the bookie runs in to, including eventually marrying his long-time girlfriend to provide a home… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It would be a mistake to think of the film as a Shirley Temple vehicle, since it owes as much or more to Adolphe Menjou, the tragic Dorothy Dell and Damon Runyon's chracters."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The original remains the most memorable of all of the versions because of Shirley, there was no one quite like her."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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