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Bright Eyes (1934)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  28 December 1934 (USA)
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An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

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James Dunn ...
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Adele Martin
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Mary Blake
Charles Sellon ...
Uncle Ned Smith
Walter Johnson ...
Thomas
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Joy Smythe
Theodore von Eltz ...
J. Wellington Smythe (as Theodor von Eltz)
Dorothy Christy ...
Anita Smythe
Brandon Hurst ...
Higgins
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Judge Thompson
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Storyline

When a maid is accidentally hit by a car and killed, her young orphaned daughter is forced to live with the snooty couple she used to work for. A custody battle soon ensues between an aviator who adores the little girl and the couple's crotchety Uncle Ned. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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28 December 1934 (USA)  »

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Shirley aviatrice  »

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(FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shirley Temple was presented with the first Academy Award ever given to a child for her role as Shirley Blake. She was then the youngest person to ever be listed in Who's Who, and was also the youngest person to ever be spotlighted on the cover of TIME Magazine. See more »

Goofs

During the song "On the Good Ship Lollipop" while the plane is taxiing you can see the edge of the screen where they are projecting the outside. This is most obvious when she sings the line "...and there you are..." just after "Cracker Jack Bands fill the air" the first time. See more »

Quotes

J. Wellington Smythe: Why, Uncle Ned, why didn't you call us?
Uncle Ned Smith: Call you? I yelled, and I shouted and I bellowed. A thanks lot of good it did me. No one pays any attention to me. No one cares what happens to me. All you do is think of yourselves.
Anita Smythe: Oh, Uncle Ned, you know that isn't so.
Uncle Ned Smith: Mary!
Mary Blake: Yes, Mr. Symthe.
Uncle Ned Smith: My name is Smith. His name is Symthe.
Mary Blake: Yes, Mr. Smith.
Uncle Ned Smith: Didn't you hear me holler a little while ago?
Mary Blake: No, sir, I didn't.
Uncle Ned Smith: These folks around here better get their ears fixed.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Good Ship Lollipop
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Played during the opening credits and at the end
Performed by Shirley Temple and Chorus to music on a radio
Reprised a cappella by her during a flight
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She will play on your heart strings.
27 August 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Hollywood's smallest, biggest star Shirley Temple plays an orphan caught up in a custody battle. She 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".


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