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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
Rochelle Hudson ...
Mary Blair
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Mrs. Denham
Rafaela Ottiano ...
Mrs. Higgins
Esther Dale ...
Aunt Genevieve Graham
Etienne Girardot ...
Mr. Wyckoff
Arthur Treacher ...
Butler
Maurice Murphy ...
Jimmie Rogers
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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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26 July 1935 (USA)  »

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Boucles d'or  »

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This was the first film in which Rochelle Hudson sang a song. 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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Reynolds: My word, miss. You *are* a package.
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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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Warms the heart
9 September 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Just an all-round charming musical film that shows little Shirley at her best. She sparkles, sings and dances, and has some amusing moments no one can resist, as in "Oh my goodness!" when she gives us a quizzical look.

The story opens at the orphanage with Elizabeth Blair (Shirley Temple) as an orphan along with her older sister Mary (Rochelle Hudson). The cute youngster comes to the attention of a visiting wealthy beneficiary of the orphanage, Edward Morgan (John Boles), who can't seem to put her out of his mind after meeting her and eventually he arranges to adopt her but she's not to be parted from her older sister, Mary, so both are accepted.

Lovely Mary is so appreciative of their good fortune that Edward becomes captivated by her charms also, and soon love grows between them but unspoken. Enter young Jimmie (Maurice Murphy) who's intent on getting engaged to Mary and succeeds, but how will it end?

Arthur Treacher is amusing with his formal butler ways and adds to the fun, particularly the kitchen scene.

I think that after "The Little Princess" this one is my next favorite of all Shirley's movies. Very enjoyable, uplifting and heartwarming.


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