Little Miss Marker

Synopsis: Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies take to her, reluctantly at first, but their cynical ways start to rub off on her. Will a party set at Camelot bring back her faith in humanity?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Alexander Hall
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win.
80 min

I wouldn't take a marker from my

best friend, if I had a best friend.

Listen, Mr. Jones.

Be reasonable.

You can trust me. I haven't got

the 20 on me, but I can get it.

Get it. But I might not be

back in time for the race.

That's your tough luck.

No markers.


Look. This is

my little girl.

I'll leave her here

while I go for the money.

I ain't takin' no dolls

for security.

Look, Daddy. He is

running away. Is he afraid?

- Take her down off there.

- Listen, Mr. Jones...

- You get down off there.

- You're afraid of my daddy.

Or you're afraid of me.

You're afraid of something.

Take his marker.


Yeah. Little doll like that's worth

20 bucks any way you look at it.

Yeah, she ought to

melt down for that much.

Do you want me to take her

inside? Park her on that bench.

You be a good little girl,

and Daddy will be right back.

I'm not afraid.

Listen, Sorrowful. I and Sore

Toe has an idea. I doubt it.

No, it's an idea,

and it is as follows:

We'd like to put

the bite on you.

All you gotta do is

stand still long enough.

It won't be a big bite,

just a nip.

It's hard to

resist you, boys.

But I'm just able to do it

by using all my strength.

Hey, you flatheads! We are

gonna put the bite on Sorrowful.

Mind if I stick around

and watch?

We have a very reliable tip, and

we would like to bet two fish on...

Dream Prince.

I might add as follows:

We are good for it.

Because Bennie, The Gouge, is gonna give

us 25 smackers per each for a fight tonight.

Bennie, The Gouge?

Who ya fightin'?

We ain't fightin' nobody.

We're fightin' ourselves.

I and Canvas Back

is fightin' a semi-finale.

I thought

you was a wrestler.

Sometimes I box

with Canvas Back.

And sometimes I wrestle

with Sore Toe. Mm-hmm.

I like boys who can

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