Little Orphan Annie (1938 film)
Little Orphan Annie is a 1938 American comedy film directed by Ben Holmes, and written by Budd Schulberg and Samuel Ornitz. It is based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray. The film stars Ann Gillis, Robert Kent, June Travis, J. Farrell MacDonald, and J.M. Kerrigan. The film was released on December 2, 1938, by Paramount Pictures.
|Little Orphan Annie|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ben Holmes|
|Produced by||John Speaks|
|Screenplay by||Budd Schulberg|
|Story by||Samuel Ornitz|
|Based on||Little Orphan Annie|
by Harold Gray
J. Farrell MacDonald
|Music by||George Bassman|
|Edited by||Robert Bischoff|
Colonial Pictures Corporation
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Annie (Ann Gillis), an orphan (based on Harold Gray's comic strip), is befriended by a fight manager, "Pop" Corrigan (J. Farrell MacDonald). She brings him Johnny Adams (Robert Kent), a promising prizefighter. Annie gets the people of the neighborhood to finance his training. But on the night of Johnny's big fight, a gambling syndicate locks him in a gymnasium, and it appears the neighborhood folks will lose their investment.
- Ann Gillis as Annie
- Robert Kent as Johnny Adams
- June Travis as Mary Ellen
- J. Farrell MacDonald as "Pop" Corrigan
- J.M. Kerrigan as Tom Jennings
- Margaret Armstrong as Mrs. Jennings
- Sarah Padden as Mrs. Nora Moriarty
- James Burke as Mike Moriarty
- Ian Maclaren as Soo Long
- Dorothy Vaughan as Mrs. Milligan
- Ben Welden as Spot McGee
- Charles Coleman as The Butler
- Eddie Gribbon as Monk
- Vince Lombardi as Ska-Booch
- Harry Tyler as O.O. Pike
- Jack Rice as Bugs MacIntosh
- Tommy Bupp as Timmie Milligan
- Charles C. Wilson as Val Lewis
- Dick Rich as Hutch
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- "Little-Orphan-Annie - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". Retrieved 9 September 2014.
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