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 ...
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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
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"Baby, Take a Bow," which Shirley Temple performs early in the film, was actually shot six years earlier for Stand Up And Cheer (1934). It was cleverly re-edited and intercut with new shots of Jack Oakie and the chorus, with a double for Temple standing in for the long shots. Similarly, the brief excerpt of Temple's hula number, originally shot for Curly Top (1935), was superimposed behind Oakie in the vaudeville montage. See more »
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 »
Seems that being "Progressive" and spending other people's money amounts to bout the same thing.
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Shirley Temple's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract was a good one. Young People is the story of Shirley and her adoptive parents Jack Oakie and Charlotte Greenwood, a pair of vaudevillians who have decided to settle down on a Vermont farm that Shirley's real father left her to give her a home and some stability. They figure she ought to have some at the ripe old age of twelve after a life of born in a trunk.
Oakie and Greenwood are the Ballantines and they have some nice chemistry between them. They should have been teamed more often.
Sad to say what they get is a bunch of hidebound New Englanders who don't take lightly to strangers telling them what's wrong with their way of living. Especially from a brash show business type and they don't come more brash than Jack Oakie. But in her usual fashion Shirley brings them together. As the Good Book says, 'and a little child will lead them'. Even though the little child is starting to show signs of puberty. No doubt why Darryl Zanuck did not renew her contract.
Shirley Temple left 20th Century Fox on a good note.
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