One private investigator brings about two unjust prison sentences.
He continues his harassment with the convicts’ parole. Will friendship and love keep two ex-convicts on happy paths in “Baby, Take a Bow”? Congenial actor-singer-tap dancer James Dunn (November 2, 1901 – September 1, 1967) made four films with Shirley Temple in 1934:
• "Stand Up and Cheer!," released on May 4, 1934;
• "Change of Heart," released on May 18, 1934;
• "Baby Take a Bow," released on June 30, 1934;
• "Bright Eyes," released on December 28, 1934.
New York City native James Howard Dunn, scion of a Wall Street stockbroker, traded Wall Street for vaudeville after three years in the family business. His dedication to his craft, despite ongoing struggles with alcoholism, culminated in receiving an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his role in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" at the 18th Annual Academy Awards in 1945. His memorable role as deadbeat Earl Morgan, a concocter of "get-rich-quick" schemes, in "It's a Great Life" from 1954 to 1956 expanded his acting range and endeared him to television audiences.
After he appeared in the dramatic feature film "The Oscar," released on March 4, 1966, James' film career abruptly ended with his death, two months' shy of his 66th birthday, from complications following abdominal surgery.