Little Miss Broadway Poster

Release Date: 1938

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2005

PG|1 hr 10 min

Plot Summary
Parentless Betsy Brown (Shirley Temple) escapes orphanage life with the help of her uncle "Pop" Shea (Edward Ellis) and goes to live with him at the Hotel Variety, a boarding house he runs for performers. Betsy fits right in with the zany tenants, but the landlady, Sarah Wendling (Edna May Oliver), who lives just next door, wants to evict her noisy neighbors. When Betsy is then sent back to the orphanage, Sarah's nephew Roger (George Murphy) concocts a plan to rescue Betsy and the hotel.

Cast: Shirley Temple, George Murphy, Jimmy Durante, Phyllis Brooks, Edna May Oliver, George Barbier, Edward Ellis, Jane Darwell

Director: Irving Cummings

Genres: Musical comedy

Keywords: Friendship, Family, 1930s, Growing up, New York City, Quest, Daughter, Hotel, Rivalry, Rise, Heartwarming