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The Little Colonel (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Family | 22 February 1935 (USA)
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years ... See full summary »

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Colonel Lloyd
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Elizabeth
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Jack Sherman
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Swazey
Stephen Chase ...
Hull (as Alden Chase)
William Burress ...
Dr. Scott
Frank Darien ...
Nebler
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Colonel Gray
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Mom Beck
Geneva Williams ...
Maria
Avonne Jackson ...
May Lily
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After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Hail to the conquerer of ten million hearts.

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Comedy | Family

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22 February 1935 (USA)  »

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La pequeña coronela  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia

Nyanza Potts was so nervous about acting with Shirley Temple that he often missed his cues and forgot his lines. Temple took him aside and helped him rehearse, and afterward, no longer nervous around her, Potts performed perfectly. See more »

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Elizabeth seals her letter to Jack inside an envelope with a pointed flap. In the next shot we see Jack open the letter from an envelope with a straight flap. See more »

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[first lines]
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: [singing] Oh the days are gone when beauty bright my heart's chain wove, / When my dream of life from morn 'till night was love still love. / New hope may bloom and days may come of milder, calmer beam, / But there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream. / Oh there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream.
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The Sun Shines Brighter (When You Go Singing Along)
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Lyrics by William Kernell
Music by Louis De Francesco
Sung by a group of Negro workers
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The Last Stand of the Old South
29 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

America's favorite moppet Shirley Temple may have met her match in scene stealing with Lionel Barrymore playing her grandfather. Just watching Barrymore taking back his scenes from Temple makes The Little Colonel an enjoyable film to watch.

Barrymore complete with white suit, Panatella, and goatee with long white hair looks like the spitting image of Colonel Sanders. He's one reconstructed old rebel and what Lee and Grant signed at Appomattox has no bearing on him. All he has to hear is that his daughter Evelyn Venable has taken unto herself a Yankee for a husband and he disowns her. So she and John Davis Lodge go first north and west and have themselves a daughter.

When Lodge goes into the west with a couple of shifty partners in a prospecting deal, he sends Venable and the little girl they have now back south to live with grandfather. Well kind of, as they take a gate cottage to live in.

But as these Shirley Temple movies go, you know it's Shirley who brings all the warring parties together. Who could resist.

The Little Colonel is known for that famous dance that Bill Robinson does with Shirley Temple on the staircase. It's still as entertaining as it ever was. The last couple of minutes are in color in which all the principal players appeared in that for the first time.

The scenes with Barrymore and Temple are absolutely precious. Just who was the best capturer of the audience's attention. Judge for yourself.


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