With her husband Tim off at war Anne Hilton (Colbert) struggles to be a pillar of strength for her daughters Jane (Jones) and Bridget (Temple). During America's darkest hours she bravely steers her girls through heartbreak and hardships as she eagerly awaits news from overseas and wonders if life will ever be the same.
Shirley Temple, in a role that seems custom-made for her, portrays the spirited young heroine of the popular children's novel, giving her rich emotional depth and infinite charm. When her Aunt tires of caring for her, orphan Heidi is taken into the Swiss mountains to live with her gruff Grandfather (Jean Hersholt), a hermit who comes to adore her. But the Aunt returns to steal Heidi away, selling her to a family whose invalid daughter (Marcia Mae Jones) needs a companion. Bullied by an evil governess (Mary Nash), Heidi still charms the entire household and never stops trying to return to her beloved Grandfather.
Shirley Temple's father a rebel officer sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. However a yankee takes pity upon him and sets up an escape; unfortunately for all concerned the escape is foiled and all the captured officers are sentenced to execution. Enter Shirley and ""Bojangles"" Robinson to beg President Lincoln to intercede.
Henry Fonda is the strict new commander of a frontier fort (Henry Fonda) who soon clashes with his more experienced second in command (John Wayne), jepordising the fragile peace with the native americans.
A collection of classic Shirley Temple films! Heidi (1937) When her aunt tires of caring for her orphan Heidi is taken into the Swiss mountains to live with her gruff grandfather (Jean Hersholt) a hermit who comes to adore her. But the aunt returns to steal Heidi away selling her to a family whose invalid daughter (Marcia Mae Jones) needs a companion. Bullied by an evil governess (Mary Nash) Heidi still charms the entire household and never stops trying to returnito her
When a maid is accidentally hit by a car and killed her young orphaned daughter is forced to live with the snooty couple her mother used to work for. A custody battle soon ensues between an aviator who adores the little girl and the couple's crotchety Uncle Ned.
Fort Apache (1948) : After a distinguished military career in the east a rigid and domineering colonel is assigned to the remote western cavalry post of Fort Apache. Viewing this assignment as a demotion he resists the advice of his more experienced captains and learns the hard way that if he doesn't listen his ignorance of the territory will lead to tragedy. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949): As an army captain who's just one campaign away from retirement readies his troops for battle against an Indian tribe his soldiers become involved in a series of more personal confrontations--especially when a lovely lady visits the fort capturing the attention of more than one man. Rio Grande (1950): Lt Col. Yorke (Wayne) heads to the Rio Grande to fight a warring tribe. But Yorke faces his toughest battle when his unorthodox plan to outwit the elusive Apaches leads to possible court-martial. Locked in a bloody war he must fight to redeem his honour and save his family.
A collection of films celebrating the outstanding iconic collaboration of actor John Wayne and director John Ford. Films comprise: 1. Stagecoach (1939) 2. The Long Voyage Home (1940) 3. Fort Apache (1948) 4. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) 5. Rio Grande (1951) 6. The Quiet Man (1952)
Dimples: Temple stars as a young singer who entertains the New York crowds providing the window of opportunity for her pick pocket of a grand father to carry out his work. A rich lady sees the young girl peforming - and after discovering her grim existence with her grand father - offers her an opportunity to rise out of lifestyle... The Littlest Rebel: Shirley Temple's father a rebel officer sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. How
Sara Crew (Shirley Temple) is sent to boarding school by her widowed father Captain Crewe (Ian Hunter) so he can go and fight in the Boer War. When he is reported killed Sara is treated like a servant by the spiteful headmistress and can only cling to the hope that her father will one day return.
A little girl is so badly affected by her parents' divorce she decides to run away from home...
Shirley Temple: A Little Princess In Colour
Starring Cary Grant at his effortless best The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer s a sly screwball comedy of misplaced affections. The Bachelor is Dickie Nugent (Grant) a sophisticated and debonaire artist - no wonder Bobby-Soxer Susan Turner (Shirley Temple) develops such a crush on him. It doesn't matter to her that she's just seventeen and he's in his forties... When Susan is found in Dickie's studio after hours he's hauled before the judge - who just happens to be Susan's older sister Margaret (Myrna Loy). Although convinced that Dickie is blameless Margaret devises an inventive punishment - he has to take Susan out on 'dates' until her infatuation fades. But how long will that take...?
Unable to land a radio contract for himself and his niece Rebecca Winstead (Temple) fly-by-night vaudevillian Henry Kipper (William Demarest) leaves the girl in the care of her aunt Miranda Wilkins (Helen Westley) who runs a little farm with the help of hired hands Homer (Slim Summerville) and Aloysius (Bill Robinson). Miranda has an intense dislike for ""show folks"" but her next-door neighbour Anthony Kent (Randolph Scott) a talent scout for a major radio network sees great pos
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman her father a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.
Temple stars as a young singer who entertains the New York crowds providing the window of opportunity for her pick pocket of a grand father to carry out his work. A rich lady sees the young girl performing - and after discovering her grim existence with her grand father - offers her an opportunity to rise out of lifestyle...
John Ford's 1948 classic stars John Wayne as a cavalry officer used to doing things a certain way out West at Fort Apache. Along comes a rigid, new commanding officer (Henry Fonda) who insists that everything on his watch be done by the book, including dealings with local Indians. The results are mixed: greater discipline at the fort, but increased hostilities with the natives. Ford deliberately leaves judgements about the wisdom of these changes ambiguous, but he also allows plenty of room in this wonderful film for the fullness of life among the soldiers and their families--community rituals, new romances--to blossom. Fonda, in an unusual role for him, is stern and formal as the new man in charge; Wayne is heroic as the rebellious second; Victor McLaglen provides comic relief; and Ward Bond is a paragon of sturdy and sentimental masculinity. All of this is set against the magnificent, poetic topography of Monument Valley. This is easily one of the greatest of American films. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry have both gone straight and Eddie and Kay have a beautiful little girl named Shirley. However Welch has kept a close eye on them for years. He believes in ""once a criminal always a criminal."" Then when Eddie's employer's wife's pearls go missing it comes out that Eddie and Larry both spent time in prison and they're
Shirley Temple took dance lessons at the age of three at Meglin's Dance School in Los Angeles and was spotted by Charles Lamont a casting director from Educational Pictures. Although Shirley hid behind a piano whilst in the studio Lamont took a shine to Shirley invited her to audition and subsequently signed her to a contract. Educational Pictures were just about to launch their series of Baby Burlesks a series of short films that satirized recent films and political events with pre-school children in every role. Since the children were dressed as adults and given mature dialogue the entire series was eventually seen as dated and exploitive although not before they had made a major star out of Shirley Temple. Shirley would go on to appear in many full length feature films further enhancing her reputation but the original shorts featured here and in a second volume illustrate perfectly why she was the biggest child star of the 1930s. Set Comprises: War Babies: Charmaine is entertaining soldiers at a bar but two will eventually become rivals for her. Kid 'In' Africa: Madam Cradlebait comes face to face with a tribe of cannibals. Dora's Dunking Donuts: Schoolteacher Andy Clyde helps his friend Dora by getting his students to help him to make a radio commercial for her store. Pardon My Pups: Mary Lou's older brother Sonny is hoping to get a motorcycle for his birthday but father has different ideas - a dog that the father can take hunting! Shirley Temple Weds: A brief report on Shirley Temple's first marriage to soldier turned actor John Agar in 1945.
Shirley Temple in a role that seems custom-made for her portrays the spirited young heroine of the popular children's novel giving her rich emotional depth and infinite charm. When her Aunt tires of caring for her orphan Heidi is taken into the Swiss mountains to live with her gruff Grandfather (Jean Hersholt) a hermit who comes to adore her. But the Aunt returns to steal Heidi away selling her to a family whose invalid daughter (Marcia Mae Jones) needs a companion. Bullied by an evil governess (Mary Nash) Heidi still charms the entire household and never stops trying to return to her beloved Grandfather.
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