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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 ...
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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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Both John Boles and Bill Robinson nearly drowned while trying to cross a raging, fifteen-foot river for an escape scene that was cut from the film. 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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Referenced in You're My Everything (1949) 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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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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