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Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

 -  Adventure | Family  -  30 July 1937 (USA)
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Priscilla Williams is a young girl traveling with her mother, Joyce, to join her paternal grandfather, a British army colonel, at the post he commands in northern India. Upon arrival, they ... See full summary »

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Priscilla Williams
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Sergeant MacDuff
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Colonel Williams
June Lang ...
Joyce Williams
Michael Whalen ...
Coppy - Lieut. Brandes
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Khoda Khan
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Mrs. Allardyce
Douglas Scott ...
Mott
Gavin Muir ...
Captain Bibberbeigh
Willie Fung ...
Mohammet Dihn
Brandon Hurst ...
Bagby
Lionel Pape ...
Major Allardyce
Clyde Cook ...
Pipe Major Sneath
Bunny Beatty ...
Elsie Allardyce (as Lauri Beatty)
Lionel Braham ...
Major General Hammond
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Priscilla Williams is a young girl traveling with her mother, Joyce, to join her paternal grandfather, a British army colonel, at the post he commands in northern India. Upon arrival, they witness the capture of Khoda Khan, leader of the rebel Indian faction. Priscilla plays at being a soldier and is even given a uniform and allowed to drill by the genial Sergeant MacDuff, but her gruff grandfather disapproves and insists she remain apart from the troops. She eventually charms him, along with everyone else on the post, including Khoda Khan, whom she wins over by returning a talisman he's dropped. When the attractive Lieutenant Brandes deserts his post to take Joyce to a dance, Khan escapes, and Brandes is arrested. As hostilities with the rebels mount, Priscilla and servant Mohammet Dihn --actually an Indian spy--take off for Khoda Khan's stronghold. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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30 July 1937 (USA)  »

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(sepiatone with blue tinted sequences)

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The original story by Rudyard Kipling was about a boy, Percival Williams, but this was changed to a girl, Priscilla Williams, in order for Shirley Temple to play the role. See more »

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Priscilla Williams: But he was so glad to get back his necklace, Sergeant.
Sgt. Donald MacDuff: Well, it will take more than a necklace to get him out of that jail.
Priscilla Williams: But why are they gonna put him in jail?
Sgt. Donald MacDuff: Because he's a blackhearted thieving batan, that's why.
Priscilla Williams: But he was such a nice gentleman.
Sgt. Donald MacDuff: Gentleman? Pah! A gentleman, why he'd cut your head off as soon as he'd get ya.
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At 100 Mnutes, Too Long For Shirley
12 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was okay but Shirley Temple made enough better movies that this wasn't a "keeper"in the end. I still have at least a half dozen of her other films which, I thought, were far more appealing.

They were also shorter, too. At 100 minutes, this is too long a movie for the normal Temple fare. It was her longest movie as a child actor. The major fault, which also involves the time, is that is simply wasn't that interesting.

It has its cute moments as all Temple films did and the cinematography was good. The fact John Ford directed it may have something to do with the better-than-average photography. I also enjoyed Victor McLaughlen in here. He played the best character.


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