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Little Miss Roughneck (1938)

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64 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue, who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue, who is even more artificial and theatrical than her ...See moreA talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue, who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue, who is even more artificial and theatrical than her name. Foxine's pretty and older sister, Mary LaRue makes sacrifices to support the trio. Al Partridge, 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 and his family. The arrested pair are released when the police receive another ransom note (sent by Foxine.) Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Fred Niblo Jr. (story) (screenplay) | Grace Neville (story) (screenplay) | Michael L. Simmons (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Benjamin H. Kline (as Benjamin Kline)
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Jan 23, 1938 (United States)

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47 cast members
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Foxine LaRue Foxine LaRue   See fewer
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Leo Carrillo
Pascual Orozco Pascual Orozco   See fewer
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Scott Kolk
Al Patridge (as Scott Colton) Al Patridge (as Scott Colton)   See fewer
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Julie Bishop
Mary LaRue (as Jacqueline Wells) Mary LaRue (as Jacqueline Wells)   See fewer
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Margaret Irving
Mrs. Gertrude 'Gert' LaRue Mrs. Gertrude 'Gert' LaRue   See fewer
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Inez Palange
Mercedes Orozco Mercedes Orozco   See fewer
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George McKay
Phil Edwards Phil Edwards   See fewer
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Thurston Hall
Joe Crowley Joe Crowley   See fewer
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Frank C. Wilson
DeWilde DeWilde   See fewer
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Walter O. Stahl
Von Hemmer (as Walter Stahl) Von Hemmer (as Walter Stahl)   See fewer
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Ivan Miller
Yerkes Yerkes   See fewer
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Al Bridge
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Police Inspector Carr Police Inspector Carr   See fewer
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Guy Usher
Police Captain Dorm Police Captain Dorm   See fewer
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Earle D. Bunn
Hank (uncredited) Hank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neal Burns
Assistant Director (uncredited) Assistant Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Coxen
Bearded Man (uncredited) Bearded Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Curtis
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vernon Dent
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Ann Doran
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gilbert Enriquez
Pepe (uncredited) Pepe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Fetherston
Assistant Director (uncredited) Assistant Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Buckaroo (uncredited) Buckaroo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Turnkey (uncredited) Turnkey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian
Truck Driver (uncredited) Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Hollingsworth
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited) Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Jamison
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Lally
Mechanic (uncredited) Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Laughton
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited) Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Lloyd
Mob Leader (uncredited) Mob Leader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph McCullough
Fingerprint Man (uncredited) Fingerprint Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Iris Meredith
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Merrill
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
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Frances Morris
Mae (uncredited) Mae (uncredited)   See fewer
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George C. Pearce
Proprietor of Store (uncredited) Proprietor of Store (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Rhein
Village Citizen (uncredited) Village Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Ward (uncredited) Ward (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rush
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Schindell
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Starkey
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Harry Strang
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tenbrook
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phillipe Urick
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Robert Wilber
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernest Wood
Publicity Director (uncredited) Publicity Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.7 / 10 | 6 votes