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"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) ... Shirley Temple ... 20th Century Fox (2005)"
on 12 August 2007
20th Century Fox presents "REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM" (released: 18 March 1938) (80mins) (B&W/Color Versions) - Under Allan Dwan (Director), Raymond Griffith (Producer), Darryl F. Zanuck (Producer), Don Ettlinger (Screenwriter), Charlotte Thompson (Play Author), Karl Tunberg (Screenwriter), Kate Douglas Wiggin (Play Author / Short Story Author), Arthur C. Miller (Cinematographer), Mack Gordon (Composer (Music Score), Art Lange (Musical Direction/Supervision), Sidney D. Mitchell (Composer (Music Score), Lew Pollack (Composer (Music Score), Harry Revel (Composer (Music Score), Raymond Scott (Composer (Music Score), Jack Yellen (Composer (Music Score), Allen McNeil (Editor), Bernard Herzbrun (Art Director), Hans Peters (Art Director), Thomas K. Little (Set Designer), Nick Castle (Choreography) - - - - Our Little Shirley Temple turns in another crowd-pleasing performance in this pleasant family film --- Her smile & vivacity are still stunning decades later --- Shirley is at her peak as a girl singer who is sought by two rival cereal companies to promote their radio commercials --- Randolph Scott and Gloria Stuart provide the romance, heading a fine supporting cas is Helen Westley, Slim Summerville and William Demarest --- and the great Bill `Bojangles' Robinson is cast as a farmhand - but wait until the film's final moments when he gets to shine in a tap routine with Little Shirley --- Shirley's numbers include "Come and Get Your Happiness" and she also sings a medley of hits from her previous films, among them "On the Good Ship Lollipop", "When I' m With You" and "Animal Crackers in My Soup".
the cast includes:
Shirley Temple ... Rebecca Winstead
Randolph Scott ... Tony Kent
Jack Haley ... Orville Smithers
Gloria Stuart ... Gwen Warren
Phyllis Brooks ... Lola Lee
Helen Westley ... Aunt Miranda Wilkins
Slim Summerville ... Homer Busby
Bill Robinson ... Aloysius
Raymond Scott ... Leader of Musical Ensemble (as Raymond Scott Quintet)
Alan Dinehart ... Purvis
J. Edward Bromberg ... Doctor Hill
Dixie Dunbar ... Receptionist
Paul Hurst ... Mug
William Demarest ... Harry Kipper
Ruth Gillette ... Melba
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: 80 mins on DVD ~ 20th Century Fox. ~ (11/22/2005)