With Shirley Temple grown up, the singing-and-dancing orphan movie appeared to be a genre left only to filmgoers' memories and the late-late show. Unfortunately, someone decided to revive the concept, which results in the mess presented here. Bleeth is a precocious 12-year-old determined to
make it big in show business. She crashes professional drama schools, invades television studios, and, in general, lies, cheats, and steals in her efforts to get to the top. Eventually she's taken in by Hackett, a former entertainer whose career plummeted as his alcohol intake rose. He shows her
the ropes of the business which proceeds to the stock happy ending. In between the w...