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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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27 December 1935 (USA)  »

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A Pequena Rebelde  »

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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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Col. Morrison: And how is the littlest rebel of them all?
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: Just fine, Mr. Yankee, thank you!
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Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
(1808) (uncredited)
Music Traditional
Lyrics by Thomas Moore
Played on a music box and Sung 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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