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|Directed by||Richard Wallace|
|Produced by||Joe Pasternak|
|Written by||Grover Jones (screenplay)|
I. A. R. Wylie (story)
|Music by||Charles Previn|
|Edited by||Frank Gross|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
The story, adapted by Grover Jones from a magazine story by Australian author I. A. R. Wylie, casts Gloria as a streetwise girl who is sent to a summer camp for wealthy girls. She is at first bullied by the other girls, but she stands up for herself and wins everyone over, including the girl who had bullied her the most, to earn a place in their group, "The Purple Order of Penguins".
- Gloria Jean - Pip-Emma Binns
- Robert Cummings - Dennis Lane
- Nan Grey - Priscilla Adams
- C. Aubrey Smith - Grandpa
- Beulah Bondi - Miss Thornton
- Virginia Weidler - Janet Cooper
- Margaret Lindsay - Mrs. Cooper
- Raymond Walburn - Mr. Layton
- Ann Gillis - Letty Lou
- Paul Cavanagh - Mr. Franklin Cooper
- Billy Gilbert - Tolio
- Shirley Mills - Cecilia Layton
- Doris Lloyd - Mrs. Binns
- Dickie Moore - Jerry Binns
- Ernest Truex - Mr. Binns
The film had its premiere in Scranton.
The film was well received, and was followed by an unofficial sequel, A Little Bit of Heaven (1940). Many of the cast members from The Under-Pup appear in the second film, but with different character names.
- "United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit - Universal vs Cummings". Internet Archive. p. 93.
- "The Under-Pup". FilmAffinity. filmaffinity.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit - Cummings vs Universal 1944". Internet Archive. p. 565.
- Dick, Bernard K. (2015). City of Dreams: The Making and Remaking of Universal Pictures. University Press of Kentucky. p. 121. ISBN 9780813158891.
- SCRANTON'S DAY OF GLORIA By EDWARD J. EUSTACE. New York Times 3 Sep 1939: X4.
- "Those Were the Days". Nostalgia Digest. 38 (3): 32–39. Summer 2012.
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