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Young People (1940)

Approved | | Drama , Musical | 30 August 1940 (USA)
Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small ... See full summary »

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Edwin Blum (screen play), Don Ettlinger (screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Temple ... Wendy
Jack Oakie ... Joe Ballantine
Charlotte Greenwood ... Kit Ballantine
Arleen Whelan ... Judith
George Montgomery ... Mike Shea
Kathleen Howard ... Hester Appleby
Minor Watson ... Dakin
Frank Swann ... Fred Willard
Frank Sully ... Jeb
Mae Marsh ... Maria Liggett
Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards ... Mrs. Stinchfield
Irving Bacon ... Otis
Charles Halton ... Moderator
Arthur Aylesworth ... Doorman
Olin Howland ... Station Master
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Storyline

Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small town until a storm lets the family show their stuff. Clips from earlier films fill in Shirley's background. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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FUN and songs! Fun AND songs! Fun and SONGS! ...DANCES TOO!

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Drama | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gente Nova See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The colorized version of this film was not issued on DVD, and can be found only in the long out-of-print VHS videocassette release. See more »

Goofs

During the "Baby, Take a Bow" number, artistic renderings of chorus girls are painted on the stage curtain in long shots, but in the close-ups (from archive footage) the chorus girls are suddenly live people. See more »

Quotes

Dakin: Seems that being "Progressive" and spending other people's money amounts to bout the same thing.
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Connections

Features Curly Top (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played after the farewell speech
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great fun for Charlottle Greenwood fans
31 December 2004 | by jcbeekerSee all my reviews

This movie has touched me with it's warmth and charm from the time I saw it as a teenager. I feel in love with Charlotte Greenwood and have been a fan of hers ever since. Her delivery was only matched by Eve Arden and what a pity we never had the two of them together. What a delight to see elegant Miss Greenwood cut loose and let her dancing legs fly. There has been none like her. For fans of Shirley Temple this was an opportunity to see her as she was about to enter the teen years. Too bad her last film at Fox was not a big success. "Young People" had some great old clips of Shirley in her earlier film roles and made for a proper tribute to her talent and poise as a young lady. Miss Greenwood and Jack Oakie play off of Shirley with perfection and make for the perfect vaudeville family trying to find a new life and real home.


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