Hollywood Collection: Shirley Temple - AMERICAS LITTLE DARLING
There never was a star quite like her. Adored by adults and children alike, at four she already led at the Box Office - ahead of Gable and Cooper. Her films saved a movie studio from bankruptcy, and a President credited her with raising the morale of Depression-weary Americans. Her earliest movies gave a foretaste of her talents and soon would become the songs and dances that helped make those movies immortal. Here she is at her heart-stirring best in films like Little Miss Marker, Now and Forever, The Little Princess, and The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer.
Also appearing: actors Caesar Romero, Alice Faye and Gloria Stuart, and former child actors Jane Withers, Darryl Hickman, Dick "Dickie" Moore, Marcia Mae Jones, and stand-in Marilyn Granas. Our host is an entertainment legend in his own right - Tommy Tune.
“Watching her today, she is still phenomenal.” - -The New York Times
“A heartwarming documentary... seamlessly weaving anecdote and fact about Temple the actress and Temple the child.” - -Newark Star Ledger
"The Shirley Temple program is fun, reminding us again of what a marvelous little star she was ... guaranteed to make you want to see the films in which she starred in the mid-1930s.“ - -Seattle Times.
Release Date: 24 August 2009
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English