The Little Colonel (1935) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by David Butler and produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.
Little Shirley generally manages to bring sunshine to every situation, and here she even brings harmony to the hard feelings left over from the Civil War. Barrymore can't stand the thought of his daughter (Venable) being married to a damn Yankee (Lodge), and it rankles to have to take them in when times get hard. Temple wins him over in her own benign version of Reconstruction.
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The Little Colonel Meets Poe: Henry B. Walthall at Essanay Henry B. Walthall is widely remembered today for his performance as The Little Colonel in D.W. Griffith?s controversial ?The Birth of a Nation,? and for his work under Griffith at the Biograph company. What often gets overlooked and forgotte... Read full article
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Jack Sherman: Swazey and Hull were thieves. The land they sold me was worthless. We're ruined. We haven't a penny.
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: Jack, is all our money gone?
Jack Sherman: All of it. When I found out I got swindled, I almost went crazy. And on top of it, I got this fever.
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: Hush, dear. Don't think of that now. You must be quiet.
Jack Sherman: Poor Elizabeth. You made a sorry bargain when you gave up your beautiful home to marry me.
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: I'd do it again.
Aunt Sally Tyler: Can that be Lloyd that Becky is carrying?
Miss Lloyd Sherman: Hello, Mother! How do you do, Aunt Sally Tyler?
Aunt Sally Tyler: How do you do, dear?
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: Where have you been?
Miss Lloyd Sherman: I've been to see my grandfather, and I threw mud on him.
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: You threw mud on him?
Miss Lloyd Sherman: Yes, because he poked me with a stick. Then I got mad and he got mad, and we hollered at each other.
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: Oh baby, how could you disgrace Mother by going over there looking like a dirty little beggar?
Miss Lloyd Sherman: I didn't beg him for anything.
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: You've been a very naughty girl, and you're going to be punished. Becky, take her inside. Give her a bath and put her to bed.
Becky Porter: Yes'm.
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: Oh, I'm terribly upset. I wouldn't for worlds have him think I encouraged her in going there.
Jeremy Higgins, Union-Pacific representative: Do you have the deed here?
Jack Sherman: It's at my bank.
Jeremy Higgins, Union-Pacific representative: Well, you bring it here, and I'll have a check for you. That's the way the Union-Pacific does business!
Jack Sherman: This is more cure than all the medicine. I'm well again!
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: Oh no, you're not! You just stay right here.
Jack Sherman: The best part of it is, we won't have to ask your father for anything, and he can't laugh at me for being a failure! Darling, you go to the bank. I'll give you a note to take to Mr. Jennings. You bring back all the papers I left there. The deed is with them.
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: Oh, it's almost too good to be true!
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To market the movie, the original book by Anne Fellows Johnston was re-printed by the A.L. Burt Co. Called "the Shirley Temple Edition", the book contained nearly a dozen photos from the movie, including a production still of Shirley siting on Lionel Barrymore's lap while wearing a costume not featured in the film.
Shirley Temple memorized every line of dialogue in this movie, and while filming a scene with Lionel Barrymore, the veteran actor forgot a line. When Temple prompted him, Barrymore flew into a such a rage that one crew member took Temple away for fear that Barrymore might harm her. He later apologized to her, and they remained friends for many years.
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