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Young People (1940)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  30 August 1940 (USA)
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Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wendy
Jack Oakie ...
Joe Ballantine
Charlotte Greenwood ...
Kit Ballantine
Arleen Whelan ...
Judith
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Mike Shea
Kathleen Howard ...
Hester Appleby
Minor Watson ...
Dakin
Frank Swann ...
Fred Willard
Frank Sully ...
Jeb
...
Maria Liggett
Sarah Edwards ...
Mrs. Stinchfield
Irving Bacon ...
Otis
Charles Halton ...
Moderator
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Doorman
Olin Howland ...
Station Master
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Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small town until a storm lets the family show their stuff. Clips from earlier films fill in Shirley's background. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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FUN and songs! Fun AND songs! Fun and SONGS! ...DANCES TOO!

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30 August 1940 (USA)  »

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Gente Nova  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The beach guests in the "Waikiki" number suddenly change faces as the new footage gives way to the old. See more »

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Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by a children's chorus
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great fun for Charlottle Greenwood fans
31 December 2004 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

This movie has touched me with it's warmth and charm from the time I saw it as a teenager. I feel in love with Charlotte Greenwood and have been a fan of hers ever since. Her delivery was only matched by Eve Arden and what a pity we never had the two of them together. What a delight to see elegant Miss Greenwood cut loose and let her dancing legs fly. There has been none like her. For fans of Shirley Temple this was an opportunity to see her as she was about to enter the teen years. Too bad her last film at Fox was not a big success. "Young People" had some great old clips of Shirley in her earlier film roles and made for a proper tribute to her talent and poise as a young lady. Miss Greenwood and Jack Oakie play off of Shirley with perfection and make for the perfect vaudeville family trying to find a new life and real home.


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