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The Pie-Covered Wagon (1932)

So, there is this SUPER CUTE girl (Shirley Temple) and a boy she likes, but all the boys like her, but she sticks with him. But meanwhile, another boy is getting chased by a bear, and then ... See full summary »

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So, there is this SUPER CUTE girl (Shirley Temple) and a boy she likes, but all the boys like her, but she sticks with him. But meanwhile, another boy is getting chased by a bear, and then Indians come so there is a big problem. I really liked it :) Written by Boo Dog

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Second episode in the Baby Burlesk series of one reel comedies See more »

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It's supposed to spoof adult films!
13 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I believe that these short baby burlesque films were spoofed adult films of the time period. While I too an disturbed by the boys being mostly shirtless in these shorts and the obvious racism in the film industry, these films were not intended to cause harm to the children performers. You have to wonder what they were thinking but child performers in their day were exploited and poorly paid as well. I doubt the cast understood their lines. In this short, it is about the western genre with cowboys versus Indians or native Americans in the days of the Wild West. Shirley Temple is fine here but the short has other performers too.


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