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Curly Top (1935)

Curly Top (1935)
July 20, 2014 - 11:00 am

“ [Curly Top] is dedicated to the simple things of life, with special reference to the power of the hello-neighbor smile in conquering the ills of humanity.” – New York Times

Directed by Irving Cummings.

The irrepressible Shirley Temple, whose earnest enthusiasm and unfaltering cheer buoyed a nation through the Great Depression, shines as an outspoken young orphan who plays matchmaker between her older sister and a wealthy benefactor.  The pint-sized performer serenades the orphanage with the delightful “Animal Crackers in My Soup” and captures hearts with her boundless optimism and self-assured goodwill.

Fox Film Corp. Producer: Winfield Sheehan.  Screenwriter: Patterson McNutt, Arthur Beckhard. Cinematographer: John Seitz. Editor: Jack Murray. Cast: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Rochelle Hudson, Jane Darwell, Esther Dale.

35mm, b/w, 75 min.

Note:  Recommended for ages 5+

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