Adventure in Baltimore (1949)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  19 April 1949 (USA)
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The liberated daughter of a 1905 minister innocently starts a scandal.



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Complete credited cast:
Pastor Andrew Sheldon
Tom Wade
Albert Sharpe ...
Dan Fletcher
Josephine Hutchinson ...
Mrs. Lilly Sheldon
Charles Kemper ...
Mr. Steuben
Johnny Sands ...
Gene Sheldon
John Miljan ...
Mr. Eckert
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


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 <>

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19 April 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baltimore Escapade  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 30, 1950 with Shirley Temple reprising her film role. See more »


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Shirley Temple in Suffragette City
24 April 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Back in 1905, atypical teenager Shirley Temple (as Dinah "Di" Sheldon) is expelled from school after telling her teacher she wants to study human anatomy by painting nude models. Called "immoral," the budding art student also advocates a woman's right to vote. Plus, she wears two petticoats instead of the standard five. Sent home to North Baltimore, Ms. Temple receives moral support from understanding minister father Robert Young (as Andrew Sheldon). As a youth, he dabbled in ballroom dancing. Temple is attracted to tall, dark and handsome John Agar (as Thomas "Tom" Wade), but he prefers a traditionally feminine woman...

Back home, Temple gets into more political trouble when she paints Mr. Agar in his bathing suit. But, we do not see this on camera. Agar appears fully clothed while posing for Temple, but is bare-chested in the finished product. First of all, we are left to wonder when Temple became an expert in his male anatomy. Of course, in real life, they were married. After an interesting start, this becomes a silly film. However, the star (now being billed below Robert Young) shows her natural appeal. This is especially evident in the opening minutes. With cast and crew possibly helping set the mood, Temple appears to be comfortable and competent.

***** Adventure in Baltimore (4/19/49) Richard Wallace ~ Shirley Temple, John Agar, Robert Young, Josephine Hutchinson

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