MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,646 this week

Curly Top (1935)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 901 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 6 critic

Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary.

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
 
a list of 185 titles
created 03 Jan 2013
 
a list of 298 titles
created 19 Jul 2013
 
a list of 435 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Curly Top" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Curly Top (1935)

Curly Top (1935) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Curly Top.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance.

Directors: William Dieterle, George Cukor
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple
Biography | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Connie Britton, Colin Friels, Hinton Battle
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Horse trainer Shawn O'Hara and his lovely niece, Margaret, come to America to escape the memory of an accident involving Margaret's brother, Danny. Working with thoroughbreds in Kentucky, ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler
Stars: Shirley Temple, Barry Fitzgerald, Lon McCallister
Family | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Directors: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou
Stars: Simon Delagnes, Lindsey Hénocque, Jean-Claude Ayrinhac
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The gang promises to keep away from girls on St. Valentine's Day, but Alfalfa can't resist Darla.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas
Adventure | Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Gerhard Lamprecht
Stars: Rolf Wenkhaus, Käthe Haack, Fritz Rasp
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Stars: Lissa Balera, Aminata Fall, Tayerou M'Baye
Short | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Astrid Henning-Jensen
Stars: Lars Henning-Jensen, Lily Broberg
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Elizabeth Blair
John Boles ...
Edward Morgan
Rochelle Hudson ...
Mary Blair
...
Mrs. Denham
Rafaela Ottiano ...
Mrs. Higgins
Esther Dale ...
Aunt Genevieve Graham
Etienne Girardot ...
Mr. Wyckoff
Arthur Treacher ...
Butler
Maurice Murphy ...
Jimmie Rogers
Edit

Storyline

Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

orphan | composer | applause | musician | cart | See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 July 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boucles d'or  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Upon its 1935 release, this film was banned in Denmark because of unspecified "controversy." It was also banned in Switzerland and Italy because Elizabeth's behavior was setting a bad example for children. See more »

Goofs

During the benefit gala when Shirley is doing her skit as an old lady she hobbles on stage with a cane then lays it down on the floor next to her rocking chair. When she stands up to dance the cane has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Genevieve: Edward, you may as well admit that you're in love with Mary. Why don't you tell her so?
Edward Morgan: Haven't you heard the news, Aunt Genevieve? It just so happens Mary is engaged to Jimmie Rogers.
Aunt Genevieve: Have you ever told her that you love her?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Curly Top
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Sung by John Boles
Danced by Shirley Temple
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sweetness And Values A La Shirley Temple
12 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another solid Shirley Temple film with some wonderful, sweet scenes and lines you certainly wouldn't hear in movies today. For instance: "It's Sunday. Would you like to go to Sunday School? Ohh, I love Sunday School!"

In addition to the innocence, truly nice characters, decent humor and music, what I appreciated was the lack of screen time of the villain. Many movies have some nasty person giving Shirley a hard time. To me, that's uncomfortable, but in this film the villain gets little screen time. Thus, much of the film features nothing but good, likable people.

That list is headed by pretty Rochelle Hudson as "Mary Blair" and charming singer/good guy John Boles as "Edward Morgan" and, finally, good old Arthur Treacher as the butler (what else?!), "Reynolds.".

To be fair, I didn't think the songs were that super, except for Shirley's "Animal Crackers In My Soup," which is a great song. If I recall, at least half the songs in this film were by the adults (two by Boles and one by Rochelle) and, frankly, I'd rather hear little Miss Temple. Boles' numbers and voice are too outdated for today. He has that Rudy Vallee-type 'early 30s voice.

Do not watch this on a colorized VHS version as I did. Shirley's teeth are green and it's distracting. Stick to the black-and-white, especially now that it is available with a good DVD transfer.

Overall, a nice story with lots of nice people give you a warm feeling when viewing this.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Curly Top rejdmajd1
Curly Top trivia pixienut
Discuss Curly Top (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?