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The Littlest Rebel (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 27 December 1935 (USA)
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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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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A Pequena Rebelde  »

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Virgie Cary was born on April 12, 1855. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': Tell me what you've been doing.
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: Well, I sewed up a hole in my dress, and Miss Robin let me sweep the stoop.
Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': Why, you're becoming a regular little housewife!
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: Daddy, when will they let you out?
Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': No, no, come on now and tell me what you've been doing.
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: Well, there's a little girl that lives across the street, and she has a pony, and she let me ride on it.
Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': That's grand!
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: And she gave me some candy, and she's a yank, and she said she didn't care whether I was a rebel or not. And I said I didn't care if...
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(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
(1860) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Shirley Temple
Also played in the background as the troops are leaving for war
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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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