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Curly Top (1935)

Approved | | Family, Musical, Romance | 26 July 1935 (USA)
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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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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Boucles d'or  »

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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 »

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

[Elizabeth gestures at Reynolds to crouch]
Reynolds: [still standing] What is it, Miss?
Elizabeth: Couldn't you come down here so I can talk to you?
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Referenced in America Censored (1985) 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
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Drop Dead Gorgeous
24 January 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Shirley was cute, but if you are a woman, and honest, you will admit to yourself that while you are enjoying Shirley as the little orphan charmer, that it is John Boles and Rochelle Hudson who keep your interest perked in this film. John Boles was drop dead gorgeous, probably THE best looking leading man EVER to come out of Hollywood. I have to admit that he is the reason I enjoy watching this film over and over again. They don't make leading men like him anymore in Hollywood. Men who looked like real men, distinguished, wearing real suits and ties: not models, porn stars, hippies, or gay stereotypes.


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