Actor: Shirley Temple

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

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This film opens with one of the great cinematic reveals of the ’40s. Domestic servant Bessie (Lillian Randolph, who made a lasting impression with her small role as Annie in It’s a Wonderful Life), wakes up high school student Susan (Shirley Temple), who doesn’t want to get up as she feels “sklunklish.” When Bessie threatens […]

Little Miss Marker (1934)

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Shirley Temple’s small part in Stand Up and Cheer! won her a overnight fame. Variety christened her the “unofficial star” of the otherwise unremarkable film. That sent producers scrambling to find larger roles for her. Although she was under exclusive contract with Fox, director Alexander Hall persuaded her to audition for the best kid roles in years in a […]

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“Sure, don't mind what happens to your family. At a time like this you think about the chickens.”
-Mrs. Anna Smith (Mary Astor)
from Meet Me in St. Louis