Shirley Temple Collection: Volume 1

  |  Buy to Own: 02/10/2006
  |  234 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Box set containing three classic movies starring child-star Shirley Temple. 'Dimples' (1936) is set in New York in the 1850s. While lovable pickpocket 'Professor' Eustace Appleby (Frank Morgan) works the crowd, his talented granddaughter Dimples (Temple) dances for pennies. Dimples demands that Appleby stop his thieving ways, but every time he tries to follow the straight and narrow, he comes out the loser. While Dimples entertains at the home of society matron Mrs. Caroline Drew (Helen Westley), Appleby pilfers several valuable objects. This time he's caught with the goods, but Dimples gallantly takes the blame. Touched by this, Mrs. Drew adopts the little girl, enabling her to find success on the legitimate stage. In 'The Littlest Rebel' (1935), Temple plays a Southern girl who visits President Lincoln so that she can persuade him to release her Confederate father from prison. Finally, in 'The Little Colonel' (1935), after Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd (Evelyn Venable) runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman (John Lodge), 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 (Temple). The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.