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The Littlest Rebel (1935)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  27 December 1935 (USA)
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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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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 ...
Sergeant Dudley (as Guinn Williams)
Willie Best ...
James Henry
Frank McGlynn Sr. ...
Bessie Lyle ...
Mammy
Hannah Washington ...
Sally Ann
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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Pequena Rebelde  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 14, 1940 with Shirley Temple reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Yankee Guard: Where are you going, sir?
Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': I'm taking this child to her father just beyond our lines. Colonel Morrison sent me. Here's his pass.
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: Have you got a little girl, mister?
Yankee Guard: No, I've got a boy. Where'd you come from?
Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': Cary's plantation.
Yankee Guard: Why aren't you using the main roads?
Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': We'd heard about Cary going the other way.
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: How old's your little boy?
Yankee Guard: Five.
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: Oh, I'm six.
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Soundtracks

Polly Wolly Doodle
(1880) (uncredited)
Traditional
Modified Music by Sidney Clare (1935)
Modified Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva (1935)
Sung by Shirley Temple with Bill Robinson
Reprised at the end by Shirley Temple
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Talk to your kids afterward...
21 January 2006 | by (Here) – See all my reviews

There are two very good opportunities afforded by this film. One, it's entertaining, fast-paced, and Shirley really shines.

The second is a chance to talk to your children about the way black characters and white characters interact in this film. Some younger children may be confused by the divide between the black characters and the white characters (especially those who attend racially-diverse schools,) but this is a good time to explain to them the racist attitudes of the time period, and ask them how it makes them feel.

The best way to combat racism is not to sweep it under the rug, but to teach children where we were, how far we've come, and how far we still need to go. Give children the credit they deserve, they will understand.

This film is a perfect opportunity to relate to your children and instill guidance.


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