20th Century Fox present "BRIGHT EYES" (released: 28 December 1934) (84 mins) (B&W/Color Versions) - Under David Butler (Director / Screenwriter), Sol Wurtzel (Producer), Edwin H. Burke (Screenwriter), William Conselman (Screenwriter), Arthur C. Miller (Cinematographer) - - - - One of Shirley Temple's best movies is stolen by an absolutely riotous performance by Jane Withers as Temple's bratty nemesis-the mean rich kid who picks on poor,noble motherless Shirley ---.Worth seeing if you haven't seen a Shirley Temple film --- And this was one of the major hits of the 1930's featuring Hollywood's smallest and biggest star Shirley Temple plays an orphan caught up in a custody battle --- Shirley worships a daredevil pilot (James Dunn) and through the course of the movie gets the chance to sing and make immortal "On the Good Ship Lollipop" --- Also in the steadfast cast are: Jane Darwell, Judith Allen, Charles Sellon and probably the show stealer Jane Withers --- Withers is the perfect rich brat to be mean to the poor little orphan(Temple) --- One of the better projects of the busy little "curly top".
the cast includes:
Shirley Temple ... Shirley Blake
James Dunn ... James 'Loop' Merritt
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Elizabeth Higgins
Judith Allen ... Adele Martin
Lois Wilson ... Mary Blake
Charles Sellon ... Uncle Ned Smith
Walter Johnson ... Thomas, Chauffeur
Jane Withers ... Joy Smythe
Theodore von Eltz ... J. Wellington Smythe (as Theodor von Eltz)
Dorothy Christy ... Anita Smythe
Brandon Hurst ... Higgins
George Irving ... Judge Thompson
1. Shirley Temple
Date of Birth: 23 April 1928 - Santa Monica, California
Date of Death: Still Living
If you enjoyed this film, check out 20th Century Fox present "The Shirley Temple - America's Sweetheart Collection, Vol. 1" (Heidi/Curly Top/Little Miss Broadway) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) --- now in COLOR and Glorious Black and White --- In 2004, Shirley Temple teamed with Legend Films to restore, colorize and release her earliest black and white films, as well as episodes of her 1960 television series, The Shirley Temple Storybook Collection --- a patented coloring and remastering process makes her picture perfect charm more vivd than ever --- no one can resist Shirley's charm in all her heart warming films.
Hats off and thanks to Barry B. Sandrew Ph.D. (Founder, COO & CTO) and his Legend Films Staff --- looking forward to more high quality releases from the vintage era of the '20s, '30s & '40s --- order your copy now from Amazon where there are plenty of copies available on DVD --- if you enjoyed this title, why not check out Legend Films where they are experts in releasing long forgotten films and treasures to the collector --- all my heroes have been cowboys!
Total Time: 84 mins on DVD ~ 20th Century Fox. ~ (11/22/2005)