The liberated daughter of a 1905 minister innocently starts a scandal.

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Pastor Andrew Sheldon
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Tom Wade
Albert Sharpe ...
Dan Fletcher
Josephine Hutchinson ...
Mrs. Lilly Sheldon
Charles Kemper ...
Mr. Steuben
Johnny Sands ...
Gene Sheldon
John Miljan ...
Mr. Eckert
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Helen Hadley Hamilton
Carol Brannon ...
Bernice Eckert (as Carol Brannan)
Charles Smith ...
Fred Beehouse
Josephine Whittell ...
Mrs. Eckert
Patti Brady ...
Sis Sheldon
Gregory Marshall ...
Mark Sheldon
Patsy Creighton ...
Sally Wilson
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In 1905, teenaged Dinah Sheldon is an aspiring artist and budding suffragette. This is sufficiently scandalous, though her minister father takes a more lenient view. But her imaginative painting, showing a young male friend with exposed chest and (ahem) limbs, really blows the roof off. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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19 April 1949 (USA)  »

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Sheldon Family Values
23 April 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure what kind of adventure folks were having in 1905 Baltimore, but it's clear to me that RKO was trying to cash in on a bit of the nostalgia gold that MGM found with Meet Me In St. Louis. There's no musical score in Adventure In Baltimore, but Shirley Temple taking the place of Judy Garland provides a nice wholesome image of a young woman who was questioning just what woman's place was in society as so many thousands of others were doing in America in 1905.

Shirley's a preacher's kid and her father is an amused and tolerant, but slightly put out Robert Young. The film opens with her returning to Baltimore because she's been expelled from a Ladies Finishing School, the kind of places that would shortly go out of date and style. She's been espousing such radical ideas as woman's suffrage and she wants to be an artist.

In addition to a slightly exasperated father, Shirley's also got a more than slightly exasperated young man who is interested in her in her then real life husband John Agar. One of the funniest scenes in the film is Agar at an oratorical society meeting delivering a speech expressing Temple's progressive ideas. The problem is she did not change the pronouns and poor Agar is making a big old fool of himself. Later on a 'scandalous' painting Temple does of Agar causes great concern and is used against Young who is being touted for the position of Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Baltimore.

Robert Young was made up to look a great deal older than he was at the time the film was made. With his graying hair and with it curled the way it was, Young looks like Robert Donat as he was in Goodbye Mr. Chips. It made me think that Donat might have been who RKO had in mind originally for the plot. Nevertheless Young does fine in the role and his scenes with Shirley have some real tenderness to them.

Adventure In Baltimore is not as good as Meet Me In St. Louis, but the film is nice family entertainment.


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