Bright Eyes
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Despite stiff competition like Poor Little Rich Girl and Heidi, Bright Eyes is arguably the best of Shirley Temple's 1930s vehicles. The little curly-top is cast as Shirley Blake, daughter of Mary Blake (Lois Wilson), the widowed housemaid of snooty J. Wellington and Anita Smythe (Theodore Von Eltz and Dorothy Christy). Though continually terrorized by the Smythe's obnoxious, doll-destroying daughter Joy (Jane Withers), Shirley finds comfort in the fact that she is the darling of the airplane-pilot buddies of her late father. Especially fond of our heroine is flyboy Loop Merritt, who… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This "Good Ship Lollipop" is sweet, but sad, too."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"The ne plus ultra of Templedom."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
" tolerance for Shirley Temple's brand of sugary lightheartedness is rather limited.... But it would be churlish of me to deny the little moppet's winning charisma."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"One of Shirley Temple's best musicals, laced with sentiment and song."
‑ Steve Crum,
"you can see here why Shirley became the idol of a nation"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Shirley really shines."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"It's a tough slog, even at 85 minutes."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, Apollo Guide
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