The Under-Pup

  • 1939
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

After making a name of Deanna Durbin in THREE SMART GIRLS, producer Joe Pasternak hit the jackpot again with the pre-teen Gloria Jean who made her debut in this picture. She is a youngster in rags who gets to hang around with the rich kids when she gets a chance to spend a holiday in an exclusive camp. After initial ostracism, she soon is giving away advice...read more

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After making a name of Deanna Durbin in THREE SMART GIRLS, producer Joe Pasternak hit the jackpot again with the pre-teen Gloria Jean who made her debut in this picture. She is a youngster in rags who gets to hang around with the rich kids when she gets a chance to spend a holiday in an

exclusive camp. After initial ostracism, she soon is giving away advice to all the snobbish girls, who seem impressed with Gloria Jean's common sense. Weidler benefits most from the advice, learning how to cope with her parents' prospective divorce. Producer Pasternak was noted for his discoveries

of kiddie talent. After production started on this film, he came up with two more winners, Brown and Lenhart, seven and eight years old respectively. The pair had been performing at Los Angeles benefits doing a comedy act with bass violin and accordion. Pasternak had a little rewriting done on the

picture to fit the comical kids in as the children of camp caretaker Gilbert, with excellent results. Musical numbers: "March of the Penguins (High School Cadet's March)" (John Philip Sousa), "Annie Laurie" (Lady John Douglas Scott), "Lo? Hear the Gentle Lark" (Henry Bishop, from Shakespeare's

"Venus and Adonis"), "Choir Song" (Reinke), "Shepherd's Lullaby" (Mozart), "I'm Like a Bird."

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  • Review: After making a name of Deanna Durbin in THREE SMART GIRLS, producer Joe Pasternak hit the jackpot again with the pre-teen Gloria Jean who made her debut in this picture. She is a youngster in rags who gets to hang around with the rich kids when she gets a… (more)

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