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Curly Top (1935)

Approved | | Family, Musical, Romance | 26 July 1935 (USA)
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Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary.

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

Patterson McNutt (screenplay), Arthur J. Beckhard (screenplay) (as Arthur Beckhard)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shirley Temple ... Elizabeth Blair
John Boles ... Edward Morgan
Rochelle Hudson ... Mary Blair
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Denham
Rafaela Ottiano ... Mrs. Higgins
Esther Dale ... Aunt Genevieve Graham
Etienne Girardot ... Mr. Wyckoff
Arthur Treacher ... Reynolds - the Butler
Maurice Murphy ... Jimmie Rogers
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Storyline

Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary.

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curly Top See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the song "When I Grow Up", Shirley Temple's character soliloquizes about getting married when she is 21. Ironically, that's how old Shirley was when she divorced John Agar. See more »

Goofs

During the benefit gala when Shirley is doing her skit as an old lady she hobbles on stage with a cane then lays it down on the floor next to her rocking chair. When she stands up to dance the cane has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth: What's a lawyer?
Edward Morgan: Well, if you ever get into trouble, a lawyer is a person who gets you out of trouble.
Elizabeth: Oh, my. I could use one almost every day!
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Crazy Credits

The introductory title credit is followed by an extreme close-up of Shirley Temple's curly top. Shirley then raises her head, and shakes her curls, smiling broadly all the while. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »


Soundtracks

Animal Crackers in My Soup
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Ted Koehler and Irving Caesar
Sung by Shirley Temple with Rochelle Hudson on piano
Played as background music often
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Drop Dead Gorgeous
24 January 2002 | by overseer-3See all my reviews

Shirley was cute, but if you are a woman, and honest, you will admit to yourself that while you are enjoying Shirley as the little orphan charmer, that it is John Boles and Rochelle Hudson who keep your interest perked in this film. John Boles was drop dead gorgeous, probably THE best looking leading man EVER to come out of Hollywood. I have to admit that he is the reason I enjoy watching this film over and over again. They don't make leading men like him anymore in Hollywood. Men who looked like real men, distinguished, wearing real suits and ties: not models, porn stars, hippies, or gay stereotypes.


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