Shirley Temple's Storybook is an American children's anthology series hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple.
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1961   1960   1958  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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A little girl named Star lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school but she's rescued by relatives.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbee, Slim Summerville
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A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to South Africa to fight in the Second Boer War.

Directors: Walter Lang, William A. Seiter
Stars: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise
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Musical | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young girl lost in Shanghai is taken in by an American playboy and his girlfriend.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Shirley Temple, Robert Young, Alice Faye
Heidi (1937)
Drama | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman
Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Claire Trevor
Bright Eyes (1934)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell
Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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
Stars: Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The daughter of a wealthy businessman becomes lost in the city while traveling to a new school, and is taken in by a pair of down-on-their-luck performers.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, Gloria Stuart
Curly Top (1935)
Family | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Rochelle Hudson
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Dorothy Dell, Charles Bickford
The Blue Bird (1940)
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce
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Shirley Temple ...  Herself - Narrator / ... 40 episodes, 1958-1961
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Shirley Temple's Storybook is an American children's anthology series hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

12 January 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection See more »

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(41 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Black and White | Color (ColumbiaColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Remake of Rapunzel (1897) See more »

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Now Available In DVD!!
5 August 2005 | by PraiseGodSee all my reviews

I too was enchanted by the wonderful stories of Shirley Temple's Storybook. My favorite stories were Madeline and Pippi Longstockings. My favorite actors in all the world were Gina Gillespie and Michel Petit. Probably always will be! Like others have written, I remember scenes as clear as if it were yesterday! Scenes from Madeline are especially burned in my memory forever! I have checked the Museum of Broadcasting in NYC and in Los Angeles over the years, but could never find these available to view.

Last week a miracle happened! I found out that there is a wonderful internet site that just became available called ShirleyTemple.com. At 77, Shirley being the very special person she's always been, has finally released these amazing family friendly shows on restored colorized DVDs! There is a box set, not all of them, but included are my very favorites!!! I am tremendously blessed!!! I have ordered mine and you can now order yours too! I had to share this exciting news with all fans of the show!


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