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The Littlest Rebel (1935) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by David Butler and produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.

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The Littlest Rebel (1935)

By Beatrice on Jun 1, 2013 From Flickers in Time

The Littlest Rebel Directed by David Butler 1935/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing? Poor Shirley, her parents die off at such an alarming rate… ?In this one, Virgie Cary is a little Southern belle when the Civil War breaks out and her Daddy goes off to the army. ?Virgi... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE LITTLEST REBEL (1935)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 4, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Before Gone with the Wind (1939), even before Jezebel (1938), there was another 1930s Civil War melodrama, also starring one of Hollywood’s top leading ladies as a Southern belle caught in the crossfire of the conflict. That would be The Littlest Rebel (1935), with a heroine played by that tin... Read full article


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Yankee Guard: Where are you going, sir?
Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': I'm taking this child to her father just beyond our lines. Colonel Morrison sent me. Here's his pass.
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: Have you got a little girl, mister?
Yankee Guard: No, I've got a boy. Where'd you come from?
Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': Cary's plantation.
Yankee Guard: Why aren't you using the main roads?
Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': We'd heard about Cary going the other way.
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: How old's your little boy?
Yankee Guard: Five.
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: Oh, I'm six.
Yankee Guard: My boy's bigger than you. This looks all right, but I don't know. We have special orders to be on the watch for Captain Cary, a rebel scout.
Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': Didn't you hear? They caught him this morning.
Yankee Guard: They did?
Capt. Herbert Cary, aka 'Master Cary': Yes, Morrison and his men, at his own plantation.
Yankee Guard: That's all right, then, go ahead.


James Henry: Ain't you a speck afraid, Miss Virgie?
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: No, I'm not! What are you afraid of them for?
James Henry: Oh, Miss Virgie, them Yankees is mighty powerful. They can even change the weather.
Virginia 'Virgie' Cary: Really?
James Henry: Whenever they come around, I don't know whether it's winter or summer. I start shivering and sweating at the same time.


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The play, The Littlest Rebel, opened in New York at the Liberty Theater on November 14, 1911 and closed in January 1912 after 55 performances. The opening night cast included William Farnum as Mr. Cary and Mary Miles Minter as Virgie Cary.
Both John Boles and Bill Robinson nearly drowned while trying to cross a raging, fifteen-foot river for an escape scene that was cut from the film.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onOctober 14, 1940 with Shirley Temple reprising her film role.
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