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The Littlest Rebel (1935)

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Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. A Yankee takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the ... See full summary »

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Virgie Cary
John Boles ...
Captain Herbert Cary
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Colonel Morrison
Karen Morley ...
Mrs. Cary
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Uncle Billy
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
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Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. A Yankee takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the officers are to be executed. Shirley and "Bojangles" Robinson beg President Lincoln to intercede. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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America's Little Sweetheart . . . The Dimpled Darling You Love in the Greatest of Civil War Dramas !

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Comedy | Drama | Family | War

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27 December 1935 (USA)  »

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The play, The Littlest Rebel, opened in New York at the Liberty Theater on November 14, 1911 and closed in January 1912 after 55 performances. The opening night cast included William Farnum as Mr. Cary and Mary Miles Minter as Virgie Cary. See more »

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Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: Daddy, did something happen to Mommy?
Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': Something beautiful, dear. That's the way you must always think of it. Mommy will never be ill again, or frightened, or discouraged. Just think of it as beautiful.
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.21 (2011) See more »

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Turkey In The Straw
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Danced by Bill Robinson, while played on harmonica by Willie Best
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Leaves You Feeling Good
29 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the first Shirley Temple movie I ever watched (on VSH....hey, I'm not THAT old) and I still consider it one of her best.

That's because it has a great mixture of drama, comedy, song/dance and suspense. Almost all the characters are likable. The two dances scenes with Temple and Bill Robinson are excellent....a joy to watch. I don't know if Shirley ever looked cuter than in this film. She runs the gamut of emotions in here quite frequently.

The 74-minute story never has a lull. John Boles and Karen Moreley are people you root for, Willie Best provides good comedy and there is a surprising amount of suspense.

Overall, however, this is simply a sweet, sentimental film that leaves you feeling good after watching it.....and what's wrong with that?


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