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the cast includes:
Shirley Temple ... Shirley Blake
James Dunn ... James 'Loop' Merritt
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Elizabeth Higgins
Judith Allen ... Adele Martin
Lois Wilson ... Mary Blake
Charles Sellon ... Uncle Ned Smith
Walter Johnson ... Thomas, Chauffeur
Jane Withers ... Joy Smythe
Theodore von Eltz ... J. Wellington Smythe (as Theodor von Eltz)
Dorothy Christy ... Anita Smythe
Brandon Hurst ... Higgins
George Irving ... Judge Thompson
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I've always been a sucker for little Shirley Temple singing "On The Good Ship Lollipop" and couldn't resist picking up this DVD.From 1934, this story takes you back to a time of innocence that just can't be done again in today's world. Shirley will tug at your heartstrings and you're happy to let her do it!
This story was tailor made for Temple's charms. Already having lost her father, "the best aviator there ever was", she is now the apple of they eyes of all the flyers at the airport.Espcially one,'Loop' Merritt(James Dunn), her father's best friend who loves her dearly.Shirley lives in the home of a wealthy but nasty couple where her mother is a maid. When tragedy strikes again, and Shirley's mom meets with an unfortunate accident, the fight begins over who will adopt this adorable orphan.
In the short span of 83 minutes, it's a story that has laughter, tears, adventure and lots of love. If you love Shirley..this is a must have. But it's not just the Shirley show...the rest of the cast is terrific. James Dunn, Jane Darwell,and Lois Smith will all touch you, but the two that nearly steal the show are Charles Sellon as Uncle Ned, an old curmudgeon who becomes a real softy around Shirley, and little Jane Withers...the brattiest brat there ever was. All this little tyke wants for Christmas is a machine gun!
I was very pleased with this DVD by 20th Cent Fox. Yes it was a bit on the grainey side, but the film, now 70 years old, showed no scratches, lines or cracks.I hope I look that good at 70!Read more ›
"Bright Eyes" is a very good children's movie, and like so many of Shirley's movies, treats the topic of death with sensitivity--we know the mother has died because we see the birthday cake ornament, a little plane, is broken by the side of the curb. There's a neat scene also when Shirley and Dunn (and a puppy dog) have to bail out of a plane via parachute--that should really brighten the eyes of your little ones!
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I am a big fan of Shirley Temple, so I was very pleased to have the opportunity to purchase this DVD. I have enjoyed watching this movie many times and will continue too. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Donna Lloyd
Not one of my favourite Shirley Temple DVDs.
However, if you are having a down, and out day, you might want to watch just to see again how this charmer could melt hearts, no... Read more
The movie has the seen that the TV networks always have qued up with her singing: On the good ship lollypop.Published on July 2 2003 by JediMack
Shirley is VERY cute in this film. She plays a very unselfish and cute little girl who likes to help out and visit the airport. Read morePublished on May 19 2003
I absolutely loved this movie! She plays such an unselfish
little girl. Shes a joy to watch! The way her and James Dunn
interact on the screen is just perfect. Read more
It's about time these early Shirley Temple films are being reissued on DVD. Yes, "The Little Pincess" has been on DVD for years but up to now that has been the only one available. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2002 by Real Music-Not Rap
Sure it is because we get to see Shirley singing her trademark song in grand fashion: ON THE GOOD SHIP L0LLIPOP.
But get out your hankie or Kleenex before you view it. Read more
This was the first movie actually crafted just for Shirley and the kids should find it a fun diversion, even today. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2001