Shirley Temple

Story Lines

Brief description of the storyline for each film

(Picture: With James Dunn during "Bright Eyes" 1934)


Background music: "On The Good Ship Lollipop",
Arrangement 1957 Movietone Music Corp,
Computer adaptation 1998 L West

The Runt Page (1932).Baby Burlesk on columnist Louella Parsons as " Lula Parsnips"

War Babies (1932). Baby Burlesk on a world war 1 film (Based on "What Price Gloria")
The Pie Covered Wagon (1932). Baby Burlesk on wagon train fight with Indians
Glad Rags to Riches (1932). Baby Burlesk on show girls (Her first screen song)
The Kid's Last Fight (1933). Baby Burlesk on professional boxing
Kid in Hollywood (1933). Baby Burlesk on Marlene Detrich as "Morelegs Sweet Trick"
Pollytix in Washington (1933). Baby Burlesk on women and American politics
Kid in Africa (1933). Baby Burlesk on Tarzan

The Red-Haired Alibi (1932). Shirley is the daughter of a gangster in trouble (Her first full length film)

Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (1933). Shirley steals the show when a new type of doughnut is launched

Out All Night (1933). Shirley is at a department store nursery where a young couple are accidentally locked in overnight. Minor role

To the Last Man (1933). Shirley in a minor silent role is involved with a feud between two families

As the Earth Turns (1933). Shirley is youngest of 10 children in a story about two warring families. Minor silent role

Merrily Yours (1933). Shirley disrupts her brother from a dance and meeting a new girl. First of "Frolics of Youth", sitcom of Rogers family,

What to Do? (1933). Shirley is sister to junior Coughlin struggling to remain elected president of student body at High school. "Frolics of Youth" series

Pardon My Pups (1934). Shirley helps her father accept a stray dog, "Frolics of Youth" series

Managed Money (1934). Shirley is sister to junior Coughlin raising money for military school, "Frolics of Youth" series

Carolina (1934). Shirley is a share-croppers daughter (Based on "The House of Connelly). Small silent role, all copies of this film have been lost

Mandalay (1934). Shirley had a minor role

New Deal Rhythm (1934). Shirley had a minor role

Stand Up and Cheer (1934). Shirley stars in a show to boost confidence during the depression (Alt Title "Fox Follies")

Now I'll Tell (1934). Shirley is involved with a New York gambler

Change of Heart (1934). Two couples seek work and love in New York. Shirley has a minor silent role (Based on "Manhattan Love Song")

Bottoms Up (1934). Shirley had a minor role

Little Miss Marker (1934). Shirley is left by her father as security for a loan before he suicides (Alt Title "Girl in Pawn")

Baby Take a Bow (1934). Shirley supports her gangster father trying to go straight

Now and Forever (1934). Shirley's criminal father tries to go straight for her sake

Bright Eyes (1934). Shirley is an orphan and attaches herself to an aircraft pilot uncle

The Little Colonel (1935). Shirley united her estranged grandfather back into the family (Includes famous stair dance with Bill "Bo Jangles" Robinson)

Our Little Girl (1935). Shirley runs away to a circus because her parents are neglectful, then reunites them (Based on "Heaven's Gate")

Curly Top (1935). Shirley and her sister go from an orphanage to a rich new home

The Littlest Rebel (1935). Shirley helps when her father is captured in the civil war

Captain January (1936). Shirley struggles to stay with a lighthouse keeper

Poor Little Rich Girl (1936). Shirley runs away to a life with two stage performers

Dimples (1936). Shirley's life as a street urchin with her pickpocket grandfather (Based on "The Bowery Princess")

Stowaway (1936). Shirley is orphaned in China and makes new friends after stowing away on ship

Wee Willie Winkie (1937). Shirley and her mother go to live with her military grandfather in India and make peace

Heidi (1937). Shirley wins the heart of her grandfather in the Swiss Alps

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938). Shirley moves to her aunt Miranda, overcomes objections to star in a radio show and match makes for her cousin

Little Miss Broadway (1938). Shirley helps a group of unemployed actors get accommodation and self confidence

Just Around the Corner (1938). Shirley finds an improved apartment job for her father during the depression (Alt Title "Lucky Penny")

The Little Princess (1939). Shirley searches hospitals for her injured father and brings back his lost memory (Her finest film)

Susannah of the Mounties (1939). Shirley survives a massacre but then makes peace with the Indians

The Blue Bird (1940). Shirley and friends search for happiness only to find they already had it

Young People (1940). Shirley entertains youngsters during a hurricane

Kathleen (1941). Shirley is neglected by her widowed father until a lady psychologist marries him

Our Girl Shirley (1942). Shirley as herself. Documentary Short

Miss Annie Rooney (1942). Shirley has a teenage romance with a rich boy (Her first screen kiss)

Since You Went Away (1944). Shirley helps the family while her father is away at world war 2

I'll Be Seeing You (1944). Shirley has a sister with a prison background

Kiss and Tell (1945). Shirley sells kisses at a charity bazaar

American Creed (1946). Short film on the influence of American movies

Honeymoon (1947). Shirley thinks she is in love with a vice-consul in Mexico

The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947). Shirley falls in love with her older sisters beau (Alt Title "Bachelor Knight")

That Hagen Girl (1947). Shirley is an outcast in a small town and attempts to commit suicide (Her favourite adult picture)

Fort Apache (1948). Shirley courts her real husband (John Agar) in a western involving a Indian massacre (Alt Title "War Party")

Adventure in Baltimore (1949). Shirley is a young girl embracing women's liberation and lands in jail

Mr Belvedere Goes to College (1949). Shirley as a journalist pursues a mature age student who seems to know everything

A Kiss for Corliss (1949). Shirley invents a romance to make her boyfriend jealous (Alt Title "Almost a Bride", Sequel to "Kiss & Tell")

The Story of Seabiscuit (1949). Shirley tries to win a jockeys heart and stop him from riding in horse races (Alt Title "Pride of Kentucky") (Her last film)

Shirley Temple Storybook (1958). Shirley hosts a children's TV series of the classics: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Debut)*, Beauty and the Beast*, Rumplestiltskin*, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Dick Whittington and his Cat, Hiawatha, Mother Goose, Rapunzel, Rip Van Winkle, Sleeping Beauty, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Land of Green Ginger, The Little Lame Prince, The Magic Fishbone, The Nightingale, The Wild Swan (*live colour)

Shirley Temple Theatre/Show (1961). Shirley hosts a children's TV series of the classics: The Little Mermaid, Winnie the Pooh, Babes in Toyland, The Princess and the Goblins, Madeline, The Land of Oz, The Reluctant Dragon, Pippi Longstocking, Kim, The Terrible Clock Man, The House of the Seven Gables,
Charlottes Web, Little Men, Onawandah, Son of Aladdin, The Black Arrow, The Return of Long John Silver, Tom & Huck (all colour)
  

Shirley Temple Scrapbook (1990). Shirley's film career is documented with interviews and film extracts


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