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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Wendy
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Joe Ballantine
Charlotte Greenwood ...
Kit Ballantine
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Judith
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Mike Shea
Kathleen Howard ...
Hester Appleby
Minor Watson ...
Dakin
Frank Swann ...
Fred Willard
Frank Sully ...
Jeb
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Maria Liggett
Sarah Edwards ...
Mrs. Stinchfield
Irving Bacon ...
Otis
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Gente Nova  »

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Goofs

During the "Baby, Take a Bow" number, artistic renderings of chorus girls are painted on the stage curtain in long shots, but in the close-ups (from archive footage) the chorus girls are suddenly live people. See more »

Connections

Features Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) See more »

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Young People
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung and Danced by Shirley Temple and School Children
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A story of values just like reality, but better !!
11 February 2002 | by (Reno, Nevada) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie when I was a pre-teen, I loved it. It is innocent, real, true to life and I love Charlotte Greenwood and Shirley Temple. I can still see it in my memory.


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