Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. A Yankee takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the ...
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Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. A Yankee takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the officers are to be executed. Shirley and "Bojangles" Robinson beg President Lincoln to intercede.Written by
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In one scene Shirley Temple disguises herself as a black child using boot polish; a controversial act by modern standards, this was not uncommon in early Hollywood films. See more »
When the Union soldiers are caught looting, the commanding officer orders them to be flogged. The US Army according to the "History of the United States Army" stopped flogging at the beginning of the Civil War in 1861--this scene is obviously later in the war as Union forces are occupying the south. See more »
I loved this movie. I think I'm wearing out this video by constantly watching it. I love John Boles. Next to Cary Grant, he has to be the most handsome actor during the thirties. His voice just sends chills up my spine. He played a great father figure then. I think what makes him so sexy and unique is that mustache. Clark Gable had the mustache, but John's is much sexier. Shirley Temple was just absolutely wonderful in this movie. She's great in every movie. But seeing her playing besides John, makes it even better. I also liked "Bogangles" Robinson. His talent should always be recognized. He was a great dancer, and great humanitarian. I also enjoyed the song Polly Wolly Doodle all day. The most compassionate scene is when Captain Curry came home to see his wife before she died. It made me cry. I will always like when Vergie and Uncle Billy sing Polly Wolly doodle, and when they do that dance during the scene to make money to see President Lincoln. Nana Nana Na na na. Na na na na na na na. The dancing was great with Uncle Billy and Vergie. The steps were in sync. Love ya'll
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