Young People

  • 1940
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

At 12 years old, Shirley Temple's career as moviedom's cutest ever child actress was just about over. In this last film on her 20th Century-Fox contract, she's an orphan (didn't that poor girl ever have movie parents?) adopted by Joe and Kit Ballantine (Jack Oakie and Charlotte Greenwood). They're a couple retiring from the song-and-dance life to a more...read more

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At 12 years old, Shirley Temple's career as moviedom's cutest ever child actress was just about over. In this last film on her 20th Century-Fox contract, she's an orphan (didn't that poor girl ever have movie parents?) adopted by Joe and Kit Ballantine (Jack Oakie and Charlotte Greenwood).

They're a couple retiring from the song-and-dance life to a more sedate existence in a small town. No one in town really likes the new family, but, when a big storm hits, Joe becomes a hero, and the family gives a fantastic show that ends all bitter feelings. Temple, as usual, carries the film.

There is a use of clips from Temple's earlier films to show her character's past, making this a sort of full-circle picture for the young actress. Fans--and anyone under the age of 10--will enjoy it thoroughly.

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  • Review: At 12 years old, Shirley Temple's career as moviedom's cutest ever child actress was just about over. In this last film on her 20th Century-Fox contract, she's an orphan (didn't that poor girl ever have movie parents?) adopted by Joe and Kit Ballantine (Ja… (more)

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