Little Miss Broadway

Synopsis: An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.
Genre: Drama, Musical
Director(s): Irving Cummings
Production: 20th Century Fox
72 min

[ Girls ]

?Be optimistic ?

?Don't you be a grumpy ?

? When the road gets bumpy

just smile ?

? Smile and be happy ?

? Your trouble can't be

as bad as all that ?

? When you're sad as all that ?

?No one loves you ?

? Be optimistic ?

? Don't you be a mourner ?

? Brighten up that corner ?

- ? And smile ?

- ? Smile ?

- ? Smile ?

? Don't wear a long face

it's never in style ?

? Be optimistic and smile ?

? Be optimistic ?

? Don't you be a grumpy ?

? When the road gets bumpy

just smile ?

? Your trouble can't be

as bad as all that ?

? When you're sad as all that ?

?No one loves you ?

?Be optimistic ?

? Don't you be a mourner ?

? Brighten up that corner

and smile ?

? Don't wear a long face ?

? It's never in style ?

? Be optimistic and smile ?

[ Cheering ]

More, Betsy! More!

Now this concludes our little


and I'm sure

we've all enjoyed it immensely.

I'm sorry to say-- or perhaps,

I really shouldn't say sorry--

but we won't have the pleasure

of hearing Betsy sing for us again here.

Betsy's leaving us today.

Mr. shea, who was

a dear friend ofher parents...

has come to take her to live

with him in New York.

I'm sure she has everybody's

good wishes for happiness...

in her new home.

[ Chuckles ]

? [ Continues ]

- Is that me?

- [ Matron ] I guess it is.

Gee. I'm certainly a big surprise

to myself!. [ Giggles ]

I'll get your coat and hat.

Oh, you look

beautiful, Betsy!

- It's just splendid, isn't it?

- Mm-hmm.

I-- I hope someday

you'll all have pretty dresses too.

Betsy. We'll have

to hurry now, dear.

I've still got to wrap all those toys

Mr. Shea's been bringing you.

Couldn't I leave them here,

Miss Hutchins?

Mmm, Mr. Shea might not like it.

He won't care. Please, Miss Hutchins,

I'd much rather leave them here.

Just give them to--

oh, everybody.

Oh, that's sweet of you, dear.

Say thanks to Betsy, girls.

Thank you, Betsy.

Now say good-bye to everybody,

and we'll hurry along.

- Good-bye Carol.

- Bye, Betsy.

- Good-bye, Jean.

- Good-bye, Betsy.

- Bye, Sheila.

- Good-bye, Betsy.

- Good-bye, Marilyn.

- Good-bye, Betsy.

- Good-bye, Mary.

- Good-bye, Betsy.

[ Gasps ]

Good-bye, Rosalie.

What's the matter?

Don't you wanna say good-bye to me?

- [ Stomps Foot ] No!

- Why, Rosalie. I'm surprised.

Now be a nice girl.

Say good-bye to Betsy.

No! I don't wanna

say good-bye.

- Why not?

- 'Cause--

Because I don't want

Betsy to go.

Betsy! Betsy!


Where's that button?

? Should auld acquaintance ?

? Be forgot ?

? And never ?

? Brought to mind ?

? Should auld acquaintance ?

? Be forgot ?

? And days ?

? Of auld lang syne ?

? For auld lang syne ?

?My dear ?

?For auld lang syne ?

- ? We'll take a cup ?

- To the subway.

? Of kindness yet ?

?For auld lang syne ?

[ Horn Honking ]

Hotel Variety.

The Three Dancin' Baby Dolls?

They don't live here anymore.

I don't know. I reckon

they retired on their social security.

- You're welcome.

- Hi, Pop!

Hello, Sam.

Flossie, see if you can locate Betsy.

It's time she was in bed.

- Hello? Is Betsy up there?

- Any mail for me, Pop?

- You see--

- No, no mail for you, Sam.

- [ switchboard Clicks ]

- Any mail for his fiddle?

Yeah, from its beau.

[ Laughs ]

[ Laughing Continues ]

Those are the kind of gags

that killed vaudeville.

- [ All ] Hello, Betsy.

- Hello. Hello.

- [ Tapping ]

- Upstage. Rehearse in the theater.

- Hello, angel.

- Hello.

- Where have you been?

- Oh, Just visiting.

Visiting, when you should have been

in bed? Have you done your homework?

Oh, yes.

Here's my arithmetic.

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