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Curly Top (1935) was a Family - Musical Film directed by Irving Cummings and produced by Winfield R. Sheehan.

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Curly Top (1935)

on Jul 10, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

After the massive success of Bright Eyes, it’s understandable that the studios saw an easy formula they could copy onto future releases, and we’ve already watched it play out in two other features. But, with an easy-to-follow recipe in place, there’s added room for laziness. Curly ... Read full article

Curly Top (1935)

By Beatrice on May 25, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Curly Top Directed by Irving Cummings 1935/USA Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing This is the kind of movie that gives Shirley Temple a bad name in some circles. ?Elizabeth Blair (Shirley Temple) and her grown-up sister Mary (Rochelle Hudson) are orphans living in an asylum. ?One day when the t... Read full article

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Aunt Genevieve: Edward Morgan, insanely jealous and acting like a sixteen-year-old Romeo! Oh, this is the happiest day of my life!

Mrs. Higgins: Under the circumstances, I have made every allowance for you, but when you bring animals into the dormitory, I must act.
Elizabeth: That's what my daddy and mommy used to do!
Mrs. Higgins: What?
Elizabeth: Act!

Aunt Genevieve: Well, I think I will send for that doctor.
Edward Morgan: I should if I were you! And before the doctor arrives, allow me to be the first to congratulate you.
Aunt Genevieve: Congratulate me for what?
Edward Morgan: My dear, you're about to become a mother.

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After the success of Jean Webster's 1912 novel, "Daddy Long-Legs," she adapted it to a play which opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 28 September 1914 and closed in May 1915 after 264 performances. The opening night cast included Ruth Chatterton, Charles Trowbridge, Charles Waldron and Cora Witherspoon.
Upon its 1935 release, this film was banned in Denmark because of unspecified "controversy." It was also banned in Switzerland and Italy because Elizabeth's behavior was setting a bad example for children.
This was the first film to pair Shirley Temple with Arthur Treacher; they would appear together in three more movies.
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