Miss Annie Rooney

Miss Annie Rooney

Director: Edwin L. Marin Cast: Shirley Temple, William Gargan, Guy Kibbee

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Overview

14-year-old Shirley Temple receives her first on-screen kiss in this innocuous romantic comedy. Temple is cast as the titular Annie Rooney, the starry-eyed, idealistic daughter of erstwhile --and impoverished--inventor Tim Rooney (William Gargan). Annie is swept off her feet by intellectual high-schooler Marty White (Dickie Moore), the son of a millionaire rubber magnate (Jonathan Hale). At first cold-shouldered by Marty's snooty friends, Annie wins them over at a party with a lively jitterbug dance (future choreographer Roland DuPree, who appears in the film as Joey, doubled for Dickie Moore in the dance sequence). It is, however, a different story with Marty's socially conscious parents, who are appalled by such riff-raff as Annie's dad and grandpop (Guy Kibbee). But circumstances change when, in true "touring stock company" fashion, Tim Rooney comes up with a new form of synthetic rubber which Mr. White simply cannot do without. In later years, Shirley Temple's co-star Dickie Moore would recall that the much-publicized scene in which he kisses Temple was extremely embarrassing for him, inasmuch as it was the first time he had ever kissed any girl; conversely, in her autobiography Temple cheekily pointed out that it most certainly wasn't her first time, and that she breezed through the scene with her customary professional aplomb.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/04/2017
UPC: 0851968007033
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Classicflix
Region Code: A
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 53,754

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shirley Temple Annie Rooney
William Gargan Tim Rooney
Guy Kibbee Grandpop Rooney
Dickie Moore Marty White
Peggy Ryan Myrtle
Roland DuPree Joey
Gloria Holden Mrs. White
Jonathan Hale Mr. White
Mary Field Mrs. Metz
George Lloyd Burns
Jan Buckingham Madam Sylvia
Selmar Jackson Mr. Thomas
June Lockhart Stella Bainbridge
Charles Coleman Sidney
Edgar Dearing Policeman
Virginia Sale Myrtle's Mother
Shirley Mills Audrey Hollis
Wilson Benge Butler
Byron Foulger Randall
Noel Neill Marty's Friend
Edward Gargan Actor

Technical Credits
Edwin L. Marin Director
George Bruce Screenwriter
Nick Castle Choreography
Fred R. Feitshans Editor
Eddie Paul Musical Direction/Supervision
Royer Costumes/Costume Designer
John DuCasse Schulze Art Director
Edward Small Producer
Lester White Cinematographer

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