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Director  Walter Bernstein
Music director  Henry Mancini
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Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Producer  Jennings Lang
Country  United States
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Release date  March 21, 1980
Writer  Damon Runyon (story), Walter Bernstein
Cast  Walter Matthau (Sorrowful Jones), Julie Andrews (Amanda), Tony Curtis (Blackie), Bob Newhart (Regret), Lee Grant (The Judge), Brian Dennehy (Herbie)
Similar movies  Sorrowful Jones, Johnny One-Eye
Tagline  A wildly romantic comedy about a cookie, a bookie, and the kid they bet their hearts on.

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Little Miss Marker is a 1980 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Walter Bernstein, based on a short story by Damon Runyon. It stars Walter Matthau, Tony Curtis, Julie Andrews, Bob Newhart and new arrival Sara Stimson. It is a remake of the 1934 film of the same name starring Shirley Temple and Adolphe Menjou.

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Plot

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Sorrowful Jones (Matthau) is a gloomy, cantankerous bookie circa 1934, who is confronted by Carter, a gambler who cannot pay a $10 debt. He ultimately gives his 6-year-old daughter (Stimson) to Sorrowful's gangster-run gambling operation as a "marker" (collateral) for a bet. When he loses his bet and commits suicide, the gangsters are left with the "Kid" on their hands. Sorrowful's nervous assistant, Regret (Newhart), is concerned about the legalities of this, particularly the kidnapping statutes.

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In the interim, a crime boss named Blackie (Curtis) coerces his longtime rival Sorrowful into financing a new gambling joint. It is opened in the stately home of Blackie's girlfriend, widowed Amanda Worthington (Andrews), who needs money to buy back her family property. Amanda is also counting on a racehorse of hers called Sir Galahad to ride to her rescue. While the Kid's personal needs inconvenience Sorrowful, a father-daughter relationship develops between them and they become inseparable. Amanda also takes a liking to the Kid, and reluctantly, the icy Sorrowful, who eventually comes to love her as well—much to Blackie's chagrin.

Cast

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  • Walter Matthau as Sorrowful Jones
  • Julie Andrews as Amanda Worthington
  • Tony Curtis as Blackie
  • Bob Newhart as Regret
  • Sara Stimson as the Kid
  • Brian Dennehy as Herbie
  • Kenneth McMillan as Brannigan
  • Lee Grant as the Judge
  • Andrew Rubin as Carter, the Kid's father
  • Ralph Manza
  • Award Nominations

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    In 1981, Sara Stimson was nominated for the female Young Artist Award in the category of Best Major Motion Picture - Family Entertainment. Stimson lost to Diane Lane for her performance in Touched by Love. Little Miss Marker would become Stimson's only acting credit.


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    References

    Little Miss Marker (1980 film) Wikipedia
    Little Miss Marker (1980 film) IMDb Little Miss Marker (1980 film) themoviedb.org


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