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Release Date:
28 December 1934 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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"good Ship Lollipop" Shirley Temple stolen by Jane Withers See more (18 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shirley Temple ... Shirley Blake
James Dunn ... Loop Merritt

Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Higgins

Judith Allen ... Adele Martin

Lois Wilson ... Mary Blake
Charles Sellon ... Uncle Ned Smith
Walter Johnson ... Thomas

Jane Withers ... Joy Smythe
Theodore von Eltz ... J. Wellington Smythe (as Theodor von Eltz)
Dorothy Christy ... Anita Smythe
Brandon Hurst ... Higgins

George Irving ... Judge Thompson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wade Boteler ... Detective (uncredited)
Robert Burgess ... Aviator and Mechanic (uncredited)
Crilly Butler ... Aviator and Mechanic (uncredited)
Russ Clark ... Aviator (uncredited)
Fred Crawford ... Aviator and Mechanic (uncredited)
Robert Dalton ... Aviator (uncredited)
David Field ... Aviator (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Aviator in Raincoat (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Bob - Pilot (uncredited)
Earle Foxe ... Bond Man (uncredited)
Sam Hayes ... Sam Hayes - Radio News Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
Rodney Hildebrand ... Driver of Death Car (uncredited)
Sunny Ingraham ... Airplane Passenger (uncredited)

Selmer Jackson ... Ned's Attorney (uncredited)
Gardner James ... Glendale Airport Radio Operator (uncredited)
Sam Labrador ... Tony - Airport Houseboy (uncredited)
Phil Marshall ... Aviator and Mechanic (uncredited)
John McGuire ... Aviator and Mechanic (uncredited)
Harry McKee ... Aviator and Mechanic (uncredited)
Paul McVey ... Attorney (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Extra as Lawyer (uncredited)
Thomas Murray ... Aviator and Mechanic (uncredited)

Dave O'Brien ... Bill - Aviator (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... Aviator and Mechanic (uncredited)
Peter Potter ... Aviator and Mechanic (uncredited)
Ad Schaumer ... Driver (uncredited)
Paul Schwegler ... Aviator and Mechanic (uncredited)

Robert Stack ... Man on Plane (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Policeman at Accident (uncredited)

Terry ... Rags - Loop's Dog (uncredited)

Directed by
David Butler 
Writing credits
William M. Conselman (screen play) (as William Conselman)

David Butler (story) and
Edwin J. Burke (story) (as Edwin Burke)

Henry Johnson  contributor to special sequences (uncredited)

Produced by
Sol M. Wurtzel .... producer
Original Music by
David Buttolph (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Arthur C. Miller (photography) (as Arthur Miller)
Art Direction by
Duncan Cramer 
Albert Hogsett 
Costume Design by
Royer (gowns)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
S.C. Chapman .... sound
Opal Ernie .... stunts (uncredited)
Duke Green .... stunts (uncredited)
Bruce Randall .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Sidney Clare .... lyrics
Samuel Kaylin .... musical director
Richard A. Whiting .... music
Other crew
Bob Blair .... aeronautics advisor
Sammy Lee .... number staged by
Marilyn Granas .... stand-in: Shirley Temple (uncredited)
Carl Spitz .... dog owner and trainer: "Terry" (uncredited)
Garland Weaver .... stand-in: James Dunn (uncredited)
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Also Known As:
85 min (FMC Library Print)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Australia:G | USA:Approved (PCA #427) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | USA:PG (re-release)

Did You Know?

In the 1970's, Jane Withers told author Marjorie Rosen that she had got the part in "Bright Eyes" as a result of an open audition. All the other girls who auditioned had been carefully coached by their parents to act sweet and nice, trying to out-Shirley Temple Shirley Temple. Withers' parents were smarter; they realized that if Fox wanted another girl Temple's age for a Temple film, it would be to play a bad girl to Temple's good girl. So they coached Withers to play bad, and she got the part.See more »
Continuity: When Shirley is out with Joy giving their dolls buggy rides and Joy wants to operate on Shirley's doll, Shirley says she doesn't want Mary Lou to be operated on. But the doll she actually has is not the small one she named Mary Lou, it's the larger one named Lupee given to her by the aviators.See more »
Anita Smythe:You must practice your piano. You won't have to practice again until after Santa Claus comes.
Joy Smythe:There ain't any Santa Claus!
Anita Smythe:Don't say ain't, darling, say isn't.
Joy Smythe:Ain't, ain't, ain't!
J. Wellington Smythe:What's all this noise about?
Joy Smythe:Mama wants me to practice, and I don't wanna!
J. Wellington Smythe:You must do as your mother says.
Joy Smythe:No, I ain't gonna!
J. Wellington Smythe:Now, see here ...
Anita Smythe:Now, darling, remember what the psychoanalyst said. The child mind must never be coerced. One must use reason and persuasion. Now, dear, practice your piano and Mama will buy you something nice.
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On the Good Ship LollipopSee more »


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
"good Ship Lollipop" Shirley Temple stolen by Jane Withers, 25 September 1999
Author: marc from United States

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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