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Bright Eyes (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 28 December 1934 (USA)
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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Adele Martin
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Mary Blake
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Uncle Ned Smith
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Thomas
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Joy Smythe
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J. Wellington Smythe (as Theodor von Eltz)
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Higgins
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Judge Thompson
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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

The aviators in the plane during the "On the Good Ship Lollipop" song sequence were all volunteers from the football team at the nearby University of Southern California. See more »

Goofs

At the end of 'On The Good Ship Lollipop' on the plane, the men join in on the singing. The blonde man directly behind Shirley is mouthing off-note, as if he forgot the words. See more »

Quotes

Shirley Blake: Ooh, we're going up!
James 'Loop' Merritt: That's right, we're going way up. Do you know where we're going?
Shirley Blake: No.
James 'Loop' Merritt: We're going right up to Heaven. You know, Shirley, Heaven is a very nice place. If we're good, we'll all live there someday.
Shirley Blake: Yes, I know.
James 'Loop' Merritt: My mother and father are there now.
Shirley Blake: So's my daddy. We're up pretty high now. Are we near Heaven?
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Referenced in Billy Bathgate (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
In the score during Christmas
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"good Ship Lollipop" Shirley Temple stolen by Jane Withers
25 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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. This is the movie that boasts Temple's anthem- On the Good Ship Lollipop.Worth seeing if you haven't seen a Shirley Temple movie.And this was one of the major hits of the 1930's.


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