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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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[both sobbing]
Mrs. Higgins: Henrietta, what are you blubbering about?
Mrs. Denham: I can't help it. I'm so happy.
Mrs. Higgins: There's no need to be sentimental.
Mrs. Denham: Well, what are *you* crying for?
Mrs. Higgins: Why shouldn't I? Why can't I be happy, too?


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!


Mrs. Higgins: Child, you're absolutely uncontrollable.
Elizabeth: Yes, Ma'am!


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When Edward sings "Curly Top" to Elizabeth, he says that her eyes "make the heavens proud to be blue." Shirley Temple's eyes are brown.
This was the first film in which Rochelle Hudson sang a song.
This was the first film to pair Shirley Temple with Arthur Treacher; they would appear together in three more movies.
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Also directed by Irving Cummings




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