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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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Taglines:

She Has Won An Unconditional Surrender From Every Heart! (Print Ad- Kentucky New Era,((Hopkinsville, Ky)) 5 March 1935) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Musical

Certificate:

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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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shirley Temple memorized every line of dialogue in this movie, and while filming a scene with Lionel Barrymore, the veteran actor forgot a line. When Temple prompted him, Barrymore flew into a such a rage that one crew member took Temple away for fear that Barrymore might harm her. He later apologized to her, and they remained friends for many years. See more »

Goofs

Swazey's hand changes position on his leg as he sits when he meets Jack. 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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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
(1860) (uncredited)
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Played by a band during the Technicolor section of film near the end
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Taming an old lion of the South
9 September 2001 | by lora64See all my reviews

Crusty old Colonel Lloyd (Lionel Barrymore) is used to having his ornery way so when he finds out his daughter Elizabeth (Evelyn Venable) is determined to run off with Yankee Jack Shermon (John Lodge) to be married, he confronts her in a heated exchange and vows never to see her again if she does, and then she leaves.

Several years later Elizabeth, with her husband and their young daughter Miss Lloyd (Shirley Temple), decides to return to a small house that belonged to her mother and which happens to be next door to her stubborn father's home. Obviously there are soon accidental meetings between all concerned, and a few clashes of granddaughter and the elderly Colonel just to see who is the most stubborn!

Troubles descend on the Sherman family through some persuasive dishonest men who are out to rob them of their legal rights, and things start to get serious but grandpa comes to the rescue.

Becky (Hattie McDaniel) and Walker (Bill Robinson) certainly add some amusing dialog during their stroll, as in spelling out "pohos"; and Robinson's tap dancing is superb. Not surprisingly, little Shirley is right in there keeping pace with him as they both tap dance up the stairs. A great moment in film.

Nice family entertainment.


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