Starring Gloria Jean, Robert Stack, Hugh Herbert, C. Aubrey Smith, Stuart
Erwin, Nan Grey, Eugene Pallette
Directed by Andrew Marton
Runtime: 87 min.
Print Quality: B
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