Young Sybil visits her grandfather, a British Colonel stationed at a garrison in India, and she helps negotiate a diplomatic truce between him and the local natives.

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At an outpost near Peshawar, gruff Colonel Hardwick wants to put down the local rebellious Khan with bullets and bayonets, but the British government wants to try diplomacy, so Sir Harmon, the civilian leader, orders Hardwick to make no belligerent moves. The outpost is paid an unannounced visit by Sybil Hardwick, the colonel's granddaughter. The charming Sybil, an orphan of about seven, is strong-willed, so when her grandfather orders her to stay in her room, she leaves through the window. She's soon picked up by the Khan's men. The colonel defies Sir Harmon and rides with his men toward the Khan's encampment intent on shooting up the place and rescuing Sybil. A surprise awaits. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Wee Sybil Jason
6 September 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Released the same year as John Ford's WEE WILLIE WINKIE, in which Shirley Temple saves the British Raj, this Vitaphone short starring Sybil Jason is played much more for comedy, with a musical interlude or two. Miss Jason is rather stagy in her line readings and seems far more forcedly cute than Miss Temple's ebullient demeanor.

The real star of this short is, neither Sybil Jason, nor Lumsdale Hare, but the beautiful Technicolor photography, courtesy of Ray Rennahan. He was a Technicolor specialist whose credits include the color sequences of the silent BEN HUR, two Oscars and two terms as president of the American Society of Cinematographers. This movie is more notable as a treat for lovers of the Technicolor process than its story or acting.


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