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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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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
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J. Wellington Smythe (as Theodor von Eltz)
Dorothy Christy ...
Anita Smythe
Brandon Hurst ...
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

One scene called for Shirley Temple to slap Jane Withers. Temple repeatedly refused to do so, but after much coercion from director David Butler, she finally slapped Withers so hard that both girls burst into tears. See more »

Goofs

When the man in the convertible offers Shirley a ride to the airport, she is wearing her aviator hat. But when she climbs into his car, her hat is gone. See more »

Quotes

Shirley Blake: [finds one of Joys of dolls by the incinerator] Why, you poor little thing. You must have cracked up. You should be in the hospital.
Joy Smythe: Hey, that's my doll.
Shirley Blake: Well, I just found her here.
Joy Smythe: You can't have her.
[rips the doll out of Shirley's arms]
Joy Smythe: You bad old thing. You ran away from home and I'm gonna spank you
[spanks the doll]
Shirley Blake: If you give her to me, I'll take care of her. I'll wash her face and make her some clothes and everything.
Joy Smythe: You can't have her. You wanna know why? Because I'm gonna kill her.
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Referenced in The Great Debaters (2007) See more »

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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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