A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Little Bit of Heaven (1940)

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Teenaged soprano Gloria Jean plays the Little-Miss-Fixit heroine in Universal's Little Bit of Heaven. The most precocious member of an impoverished 10th Avenue family, little Midge (Gloria Jean) makes an impulsive appearance on a "man in the street" radio interview show. Catapulted to stardom, Midge becomes the primary support for her family, all of whom begin behaving atrociously and overspended insanely. The only one who doesn't go over the top is Midge's lovable Grandpa (C. Aubrey Smith), with whom our heroine concocts a scheme (straight out of Shirley Temple!) to teach her relatives a lesson. In the previous Gloria Jean starrer If I Had My Way, Universal featured several former Broadway favorites, including Blanche Ring and Julian Eltinge, in cameo roles: the studio repeats this stunt in Little Bit of Heaven, showcasing such silent-movie greats as Maurice Costello, Noah Beery Sr., Charles Ray, Monte Blue, William Desmond and Pat O'Malley as the heroine's "adopted uncles". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Gloria Jean
as Midge Loring
Robert Stack
as Bob Terry
Hugh Herbert
as Pop Loring
Nan Grey
as Janet Loring
Eugene Pallette
as Herrington
Frank Jenks
as Uncle Dan
Noah Beery Sr.
as Uncle Sherm
Noah Beery Sr.
as Uncle Sherm
Maurice Costello
as Uncle Louie
Charles Ray
as Uncle Wes
Monte Blue
as Uncle Pat
Fred Kelsey
as Uncle Pete
Tom Dugan
as Uncle Ed
William Desmond
as Uncle Francis
Edgar Dearing
as Uncle Jack
Kenneth Harlan
as Uncle Burt
J. Pat O'Malley
as Uncle Mike
David Oliver
as Uncle Freddie
Charles Previn
as Radio Conductor
Kitty O'Neil
as Mrs. Mitchell
Helen Brown
as Secretary
Sig Arno
as Francois
Rafaela Ottiano
as Mme. Lupinsky
Chester Clute
as Mr. Dixon
Renie Riano
as Mrs. Dixon
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The film doesn't take advantage of the performance of the eight former artists - who appear in the film as uncles of the girl - and don't even give them voice in the dialogue. [Full review in Spanish]

September 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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