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"Curly Top (1935) ... Shirley Temple ... 20th Century Fox (2005)",
This review is from: Shirley Temple Collection: Curly Top [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)20th Century Fox present "CURLY TOP" (released: 2 August 1935) (76 mins) (B&W/Color Versions) - Under Irving Cummings (Director), Winfield R. Sheehan (Producer), Arthur J. Beckhard (Screenwriter), Patterson McNutt (Screenwriter), Jean Webster (Short Story Author), John F. Seitz (Cinematographer), Oscar Bradley (Musical Direction/Supervision), Ray Henderson (Composer (Music Score), Edward Heyman (Composer (Music Score), Ted Koehler (Composer (Music Score), Jack Donohue (Choreography) - - - - - - The film was based on Jean Webster's novel Daddy Long Legs --- the story opens at the orphanage with Elizabeth Blair (Shirley Temple) as an orphan along with her older sister Mary (Rochelle Hudson) --- our cute youngster comes to the attention of a visiting wealthy beneficiary of the orphanage, Edward Morgan (John Boles), who can't seem to put her out of his mind after meeting her and eventually he arranges to adopt her but she's not to be parted from her older sister, Mary, so both are accepted --- Arthur Treacher is amusing with his formal butler ways and adds to the fun, particularly the kitchen scene --- Lovely Mary is so appreciative of their good fortune that Edward becomes captivated by her charms also, and soon love grows between them but unspoken --- enter young Jimmie (Maurice Murphy) who's intent on getting engaged to Mary and succeeds, but how will it end? --- never fear Shirley Temple movies always have a happy ending.
the cast includes:
Shirley Temple ... Elizabeth Blair
John Boles ... Edward Morgan
Rochelle Hudson ... Mary Blair
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Henrietta Denham
Rafaela Ottiano ... Mrs. Higgins
Esther Dale ... Aunt Genevieve Graham
Etienne Girardot ... Mr. Wyckoff
Arthur Treacher ... Reynolds the Butler
Maurice Murphy ... Jimmie Rogers
1. Shirley Temple
Date of Birth: 23 April 1928 - Santa Monica, California
Date of Death: Still Living
2. Irving Cummings (Director)
Date of Birth: 9 October 1888 - New York, New York
Date of Death: 18 April 1959 - Los Angeles, California
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 & Board Member) 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: 76 mins on DVD ~ 20th Century Fox ~ (8/30/2005)