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Dimples gets taken in by the kindly - and rich - Mrs Caroline Drew (Helen Westley) before landing the plum role of Little Eva in a musical production of "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
Temple gets to sing "Hey! What Did the Bluejay Say?" among other numbers. Co-starring Robert Kent, Delma Byron, John Carradine, Astrid Allwyn and Stepin Fetchit. This is a colourised version of the original black and white film.
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First released in a lousy DVD version in 2002 along with "Heidi" and "Bright Eyes",this brand-new restored DVD from Fox and Legend Films as part of the Volume Three Shirley Temple Collection of her classic films.The 2002 release was yet another poorly made DVD that had both an unrestored black & white version and a muddy colorized version from the late '80's.Here with the new release,Fox and Legend do the job right this time with both a restored black & white version of the film with very little speckles of dust and dirt.Also present is a brand-new digitally colorized version of the film,this time with more realistic colors and tones than it did for the original colorized version.Read more ›
I liked all the songs and dances in "Dimples," especially the ones earlier in the film. There are a few more numbers here on than on most of her movies, which is fine with me. Temple is still cute and winsome as ever and there are no evil-nasty villains in here, for a change.
Yet, Frank Mogan can be a bit annoying and Stepin Fetchit is just plain aggravating. Fortunately, he has a minor role without much dialogue.
In summary, a decent Shirley Temple movie but she made at least a handful of others during this time period that were much better It's still a sad comment there are only 10 reviews of this, as I submit this in early 2009. Don't people appreciate this girl's talent? She is a legend.
The cover-picture of this older, version shows just Shirley's head, has a peach-color background, though you can't distinguish the color difference of the covers on Amazon; and has a release date of Jan. 29, 2002. This older version cuts out too soon at the end, missing Shirley's smile at the end, and wrecking the film. (some twit likely trying to save money on the colorizing work by shortening the film a few seconds at the end).
The cover-picture of the other, newer, version includes Shirley's arm, with the pink background, is the "Shirley Temple Collection" version, and has a release date of March 21, 2006. I have not seen the other, newer, version.
The movie story is very good. Charming children. Humor. Good singing. Frank Morgan, the wizard from the "Wizard of Oz". Shirley is poor, but honest, living with an elderly Professor, who is a thief. Shirley seeks to cure him of his stealing ways. All Shirley's movies are good.
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My review for Baby Takes a Bow also applies to this DVD. Shirley Temple is adorable and this DVD makes that very clear.Published 3 months ago by Mary Lou Morey
Frank Morgan plays Shirley's thieving old grandfather who would cheat his own mother. Every time he is trusted, he betrays that trust and steals again.Published on January 28, 2012 by snnicholas
How can you resist a movie that puts an American Icon (Shirley Temple) in a climactic sequence featuring a musical stage revue of "Uncle Tom's Cabin", complete with a full chorus... Read morePublished on December 22, 2009 by Matthew Watters
I love little Shirley Temple singing and acting, but this movie is not the best. If you like Shirley and a collector of her movies than go for it.Published on October 21, 2009 by C. Arnett
My granddaughter saw a commercial with Shirley Temple singing "animal crackers in my soup" and started singing the song. She is only 4 years old. Read morePublished on February 22, 2008 by Ann Murray
20th Century Fox presents "DIMPLES" (released: 16 October 1936) (78 mins) (B&W/Color Versions) - Under William Seiter (Director), Nunnally Johnson (Producer), Darryl F. Read morePublished on August 13, 2007 by J. Lovins
I couldn't watch this one all the way through, and we returned the rental.Published on July 2, 2003 by JediMack
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