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Curly Top (1935)

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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.

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Elizabeth Blair
John Boles ...
Edward Morgan
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Mary Blair
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Mrs. Denham
Rafaela Ottiano ...
Mrs. Higgins
Esther Dale ...
Aunt Genevieve Graham
Etienne Girardot ...
Mr. Wyckoff
Arthur Treacher ...
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Maurice Murphy ...
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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.

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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 »

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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 »

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Mrs. Higgins: Child, you're absolutely uncontrollable.
Elizabeth: Yes, Ma'am!
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The Simple Things in Life
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Sung by Rochelle Hudson
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One of the best of Shirley's films
25 July 2001 | by (Batavia, New York, USA) – See all my reviews

I have watched Curly Top so many times. It is a classic. Shirley Temple makes it very much so. The title alone lets you know that it is a charming film, albeit from the 1930s.

Little Shirley sings one of her signature songs in the film. It is "Animal Crackers in my Soup." She sings it near a table at the orphanage. Everyone else tries to stop her. However, Shirley's teen sister, in the movie, sticks up for her as always. Her screen name is Mary (played by Rochelle Hudson).

I'm so glad that's what happens.


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