The Little Colonel
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Shirley Temple's first costume picture -- and one of her best pictures of any kind -- was 1935's The Little Colonel. The story begins in 1870, when unreconstructed Southerner Colonel Lloyd (Lionel Barrymore) disowns his daughter Elizabeth (Evelyn Venable) when she stubbornly marries damn-Yankee Jack Sherman (John Lodge). Several years pass, during which time the Shermans' daughter, Lloyd (Temple), dubbed "the little colonel," is born. When Jack and Elizabeth suffer a series of financial reverses, they are compelled to move into a small cottage owned by Elizabeth, near her… More

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"Dig past the regrettable signs of the time, and you will find a sparkling entertainment."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Who could forget "Bojangles" step dance on the stairs with Shirley?"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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