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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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.
Aunt Sally Tyler: There are some things to be considered besides your pride, Elizabeth. There's the child herself, you know. You ought to think of her interests.
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: I don't care. I don't want anything from him!
Aunt Sally Tyler: I know, dear, but just the same I say you ought to think of Lloyd. If I were you, I'd let her go over there as often as she pleases. And who knows? It might end in your all making up some day.
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: Never! Not after the terrible things he said about Jack!
Elizabeth Lloyd Sherman: [singing] Oh the days are gone when beauty bright my heart's chain wove, / When my dream of life from morn 'till night was love still love. / New hope may bloom and days may come of milder, calmer beam, / But there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream. / Oh there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream.
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This movie features Shirley Temple's famous "staircase dance" with Bill Robinson.
Nyanza Potts was so nervous about acting with Shirley Temple that he often missed his cues and forgot his lines. Temple took him aside and helped him rehearse, and afterward, no longer nervous around her, Potts performed perfectly.
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