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Little Miss Roughneck

Little Miss Roughneck(1938)

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Brief Synopsis

A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue (Edith Fellows), who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue (Margaret Irving), who is even more artificial and theatrical than her name. Foxine's pretty and older sister, Mary LaRue (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells) makes sacrifices to support the trio. Al Partridge (Scott Kolk as Scott Colton), a hollywood agent becomes interested in Mary and takes the family trio to Hollywood in the hopes of Foxine getting into the movies. After several incidents by the rowdy Foxine on the train, and later at International Studios, Foxine is further from being in the movies than she was in New York. Gert decides that a "hoax" kidnapping is just the ticket to get Foxine the publicity to land a studio contract. That night Foxine dresses as a boy, disarranges her room, leaves a "ransom note" and hops a freight train. The police arrive the next morning and hear Mary accuse Al and Gert of staging the kidnapping, and they are arrested. Foxine leaves the train several hundred miles away and takes shelter with the good-natured Pascual Orozco (Leo Carrillo) and his family. The arrested pair are released when the police receive another ransom note (sent by Foxine.)

Cast & Crew

Aubrey Scotto Director
Edith Fellows Foxine LaRue
Leo Carillo Pascual Orozco
Scott Colton Al Partridge
Jacqueline Wells Mary LaRue
Margaret Irving Mrs. Gert LaRue
Inez Palange Mercedes Orozco
George McKay Phil Edwards
Thurston Hall Joe Crowley
John Gallaudet Joe Larkin
Walter O. Stahl Von Hemmer
Ivan Miller Yerkes
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1938 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Duration(mins):  64 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  6    

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