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The Little Colonel (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Musical | 22 February 1935 (USA)
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After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years ... See full summary »

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

William M. Conselman (screen play) (as William Conselman), William M. Conselman (adaptation) (as William Conselman) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shirley Temple ... Lloyd Sherman
Lionel Barrymore ... Colonel Lloyd
Evelyn Venable ... Elizabeth Sherman
John Lodge ... Jack Sherman
Bill Robinson ... Walker
Sidney Blackmer ... Swazey
Stephen Chase ... Hull (as Alden Chase)
William Burgess ... Dr. Scott (as William Burress)
Frank Darien ... Nebler
Robert Warwick ... Colonel Gray
Hattie McDaniel ... Mom Beck
Geneva Williams Geneva Williams ... Maria
Avonne Jackson Avonne Jackson ... May Lily
Nyanza Potts Nyanza Potts ... Henry Clay
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Storyline

After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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When this golden-haired child storms the affections of this crusty, silver-haired veteran...to rout his bitterness with her love and laughter...your face will light with happiness. (Print Ad- Union-Recorder, ((Milledgeville, Ga.)) 21 March 1935) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The original book by Annie Fellows Johnston 1863-1931, contained 3 stories. The Giant Scissors, The Two Little Knights of Kentucky, and The Little Colonel, 1895. Based on her experience living in the colorfully named Peewee Valley, KY outside Louisville , she eventually spun off 10 additional books with The Little Colonel as main character. See more »

Goofs

The position of Higgins' arm changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: [singing] Oh the days are gone when beauty bright my heart's chain wove, / When my dream of life from morn 'till night was love still love. / New hope may bloom and days may come of milder, calmer beam, / But there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream. / Oh there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in All in the Family: Lionel Steps Out (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played during the opening credits
Played on the harmonica by Avonne Jackson
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29 May 2004 | by paptwinSee all my reviews

There will never be a child star to match Shirley Temple. A born actress, dancer, and entertainer. In this movie she has an amazing support cast of Lionel Barrymore who plays the part of a crusty grandfather but Shirley with her cute and charming ways soon melts the heart of the old grandfather.

Hattie Mac Daniel plays the faithful servant and once again it made you realize just how much these beloved negroes sometimes knew more than " The white folks". The dancing down the steps with "Bojangles Bill Robinson" is something that can make you appreciate the talent of a young and not so young. The story line can be weak in places and the acting might be a bit corny to todays standards but if you need a feel good movie then drag out a Shirley Temple movie . You won't be disappointed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den lille oberst See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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