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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
John Lodge ... Jack Sherman
Sidney Blackmer ... Swazey
Stephen Chase ... Hull (as Alden Chase)
William Burress William Burress ... Dr. Scott
Frank Darien 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
Bill Robinson ... Walker
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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 husband and 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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Hail to the conquerer of ten million hearts. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Musical

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La pequeña coronela 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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Did You Know?

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

Colonel Lloyd's cook tells little Lloyd that she and her mother Elizabeth have 'the same golden curls'. But Elizabeth has dark brown hair, so this dialogue makes no sense. 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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Connections

Referenced in Modern Family: Earthquake (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
(uncredited)
Written by Wallis Willis
Sung a cappella by Hattie McDaniel
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9 December 2003 | by willramsSee all my reviews

I grew up with Shirley Temple. In 1932 she made 12 movies as an adorable baby doll of four years old. In 1933 she made four films; in 1934 eleven films the best was "Stand Up & Cheer" and "Baby, Take A Bow". In 1935 four films; in 1936 Captain January", in 1937 "Heidi"; in 1938 "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and "The Little Princess". In 1940 two movies, and in 1941 her first flop. 1944 she made a comeback in "Since You Went Away" and "I'll Be Seeing You". 1947 she made three films including "Bachelor & the Bobby Soxer". 1948 "Fort Apache" when she met her first husband John Agar. In 1949 she made four good films the best of which was "A Kiss for Corliss". Nobody wanted little Shirley to grow up, so I must say my favorite film of hers was "The Little Colonel" in which she sang and danced so well with the famed Bill Robinson. In that film she played against the great Lionel Barrymore.


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