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War Babies -- A group of soldiers in a café watch a dancer as she entertains them, but later two of them become rivals over her.

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18 September 1932 (USA) See more »
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Shirley Temple Passes Away at Age 85
 (From MovieWeb. 11 February 2014, 9:29 AM, PST)

Former iconic Hollywood child star Shirley Temple dead
 (From RealBollywood. 11 February 2014, 7:00 AM, PST)

Shirley Temple Dead at 85
 (From Moviefone. 11 February 2014, 12:34 AM, PST)

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Cast

 

Shirley Temple ... Charmaine
Georgie Billings ... Soldier (uncredited)
Eugene Butler ... Sergeant Quirt (uncredited)
Philip Hurlic ... Black Boy (uncredited)
Georgie Smith ... Captain Flagg (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Lamont 
 
Produced by
Jack Hays .... producer
 
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Robert M. Savini .... presenter
 

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USA:11 min
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Australia:G | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Shirley Temple's parents, George Temple and Gertrude Temple, took their daughter to see this movie at a local theater; Gertrude later recalled, "The picture lasted ten minutes. Shirley merely flitted across the screen a few times and said only two lines. But my head swam and the goose flesh popped out on my arms. I think I cried a little. George squeezed my hand. We were proud. It was our little girl doing something wonderful, like saying her first words, and we were happy."See more »
Quotes:
Sergeant Quirt:Hello, beautiful! Now I guess it's just me and my baby, huh?
Captain Flagg:Hey, where'dya get that your baby stuff? She's my gal!
Sergeant Quirt:Says you!
Captain Flagg:[giving Charmaine a lollipop] We'll settle this right now! C'mon, baby, who's the king?
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What Price Toddlers, 7 July 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Although Shirley Temple's obvious charisma is hard to miss in this film, War Babies borders a bit on the suggestive. The people who would put their kids in this film remind me of the parents of Jon Benet Ramsey.

In a kiddie satire on What Prie Glory, Shirley Temple plays Charmaine the French girl fought over by Captain Flagg and Sergeant Quirt as a pair of boy toddlers take over those roles. It's cute, but it kind of borders on the creepy.

Definitely one for her still active legion of fans, but not one to my taste at all.

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