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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 11 August 2007
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)
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on 24 August 2016
A very powerful and moving story.
Shirley Temple stars as an adorned mascot for a group of pilots. Her song "On the good ship lollipop" is very catchy and it brings a smile to your face.

James Dunn stars as her pilot friend. He teaches her the importance of being beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside. He also tells her to do the right things in life.

Lois Wilson stars as her hardworking mother doing all she can to keep food on the table. She lost her husband in a plane crash and must work for the high-society Smythe family. They are a bunch of snobs who dislike Shirley and her mother. Shirley does all she can to keep everyone's spirits up.

Charles Sellon plays uncle Ned who is wheel chair bound and hates living with the Smythe family. He is very fond of Shirley and prefers her to spoiled brat Joy Smythe.

Shirley's mother later gets hit by a car and sadly dies... leaving Shirley heartbroken.

A big custody battle begins - who will get Shirley? The Smythe family, Uncle Ned or Shirley's pilot friend.

Shirley really loves playing with the dog she calls Rags. This dog would later play toto in The wizard of Oz.

Worth watching!
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on 22 July 2009
This DVD of Shirley Temple (if you like her) is Brilliant and if you are a bit sentimental like me then have a hanky handy.good story and music.
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on 31 March 2014
Brilliant acting for achild so young.A good story though with some sadness.It shows the courage of a small child who is a victim of circumstances.May not be suitable for very young children because of the grief of losing 2 parents.All the cast are very believable
and Shirley's performance in dance and song excellent entertainment.
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on 5 August 2011
My daughter is 5 and she goes to a performing dance school. She had to learn "Good ship lollipop" song. I purchased the DVD to help her. She absolutely loves the movie. Sooooo glad, as Amazon delivered the DVD on time. Excellent service.
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on 6 April 2014
Bought to relive my youth as I used to always watch Shirley temple movies as a child and had great find memories doing so ...I feel like a kid again ..the movies still create those same feelings as an adult xx
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on 6 March 2014
Brought this as an "add on" gift for a relative towards her birthday.
Lovely keepsake, for those who're Shirley Temple fans and who like her work as a actress.
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on 27 January 2017
Love Shirley temple movies great DVD enjoyed it anyone who likes Shirley temple movies will really enjoy this DVD thought bright eyes film was great.
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on 9 December 2013
cannot review this item as it is a Christmas present and I won't know of its quality until it is watched.
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on 16 December 2012
got this for a christmas gift and they were very happy with it as they are a fan of this person.
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