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The Beloved Brat

The Beloved Brat is a 1938 film. Roberta Morgan has wealthy parents who give her plenty of material possessions but who ignore her, she torments the family butler Jenkins. The only person to take notice of her thirteenth birthday is Williams, she makes friends with a black boy, Pinkie White, visits his home. She is impressed by the love Mrs White, shows Pinkie and his sister Arabella. Roberta invites Pinkie to dinner to say thank you and Jenkins angrily throws out Pinkie. Roberta's parents go away and Roberta starts behaving more badly. Jenkins locks her in her room, she escapes. Jenkins tracks her to Pinkie's house. On the way home in the car, they argue and Roberta grabs the steering wheel causing the car to swerve into an oncoming car and kill the driver. Roberta tells the police that Jenkins was drinking and the butler is sentenced to prison for manslaughter. Guilt ridden. Roberta is sentenced to a special girls' school run by Helen Cosgrove. Helen manages to reform Roberta by getting her to help with younger students.

When Roberta is allowed to return home, she refuses to leave. Her parents change their ways. Bonita Granville as Roberta Morgan Dolores Costello as Helen Cosgrove Donald Crisp as John Morgan Natalie Moorhead as Evelyn Morgan Matthew "Stymie" Beard as Pinkie White Lucile Gleason as Miss Brewster Donald Briggs as Jerome Williams Leo Gorcey as Spike Matz Paul Everton as Judge Henry Harris Loia Cheaney as Mrs. Jenkins The film was titled Too Much of Everything. Dolores Costello signed in September 1937, it was her comeback picture for Warners. In November the title was changed to Girls on Probation. Arthur Lubin directed in November 1937; the title was changed to Beloved Brat in January 1938. Diabolique magazine called it "an entertaining star vehicle for Bonita Granville, playing a poor little rich girl who sets her room on fire, accidentally kills a motorist by grabbing the wheel of a speeding car, sends the racist family butler to prison for the crime by perjuring herself on the stand, is sent to reform school and… reforms... of cultural interest in that it shows a black mother character to be a far superior parent to Granville’s parents, Granville’s best friend is a black boy."

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2013–14 FC Shakhtar Donetsk season

The Shakhtar Donetsk 2013–14 season is Shakhtar's twenty third Ukrainian Premier League season, they are the current defending champions. The 2013-14 Shakhtar Donetsk season was the clubs twenty-fourth season in which they retained their Ukrainian Premier League title and the Super Cup, whilst finishing as runners-up to FC Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Cup. In European competitions, Shakhtar finished third in their UEFA Champions League Group, moved to the UEFA Europa League where they were knocked out at the Round of 32 by Viktoria Plzeň. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Official website