Now stunningly repackaged 50p from the sale of this DVD will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279) and Poppy Scotland (Scottish Charity No. SC014096). A sensitive German youth plunges excitedly into World War I and learns of its terror and degradation.
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
This 1930 film, No 54 on the AFI's Top 100 list, still holds up as a surprisingly forceful and honest antiwar drama. Indeed, the modern sensibility is almost as startling as the sometime stagy acting of Lew Ayres, which can be excused by the fact that, three years after the introduction of sound, actors were still applying stage techniques to talking pictures. Ayres plays a German college student during World War I, who is brainwashed into enlisting in the Army (along with the rest of his class) by a zealously inspirational college professor. Once in uniform and on the front lines, however, he quickly discovers that the glory of the Fatherland is of little concern to a soldier dodging bullets and explosions, whose comrades are dying in his arms. As powerful in its way as Platoon almost 60 years later, All Quiet on the Western Front remains a classic tale of young soldiers' confrontations with the possibility of imminent and arbitrary death. Director Lewis Milestone shows a surprising range of techniques in this film from the formative years of moviemaking with sound. --Marshall Fine
Former outlaw Vince Shaw gives up a life of crime and goes to work for a telegraph company. However his brother Jack Slade leads a gang of criminals to prevent the company from connecting the line between Omaha and Salt Lake City bringing the two into deadly conflict...
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
Shirley Temple sings, dances and charms an entire New England fishing town in one of her best-loved movies. Four-year-old star (Temple) has been living with Captain January (Guy Kibbee) ever since he rescued her from a shipwreck when she was a baby. Now their happy life together is unexpectedly threatened when the town's new truant officer tries to take her away from the lighthouse keeper and place her in an institution. Features the Temple classic The Codfish Ball, a marvellous song-and-dance routine with Buddy Ebsen.
A lighthouse keeper finds a little girl who is washed ashore tied to some wreckage. He adopts her and they become inseparable. Eventually her real family finds her and tries to take her away.... Often considered as Shirley Temple's finest film with sterling support from a talented cast making this a firm family favourite!
An irrepressible orphan Star (Shirley Temple) loves her somewhat unusual life in the loving care of the wonderful old keeper of a lighthouse (Guy Kibbee) until a mean truant officer (Sara Haden) begins a relentless campaign to have Star sent to a boarding school far away.
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