Customer Reviews: Shirley Temple: America's Sweetheart Collection, Vol. 2, Baby Take a Bow / Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm / Bright Eyes
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20th Century Fox present "THE SHIRLEY TEMPLE: AMERICA'S SWEETHEART COLLECTION VOL. 2" (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) --- now in COLOR and Glorious Black and White --- In 2004, Shirley Temple teamed with Legend Films to restore, colorize and release her earliest black and white films, as well as episodes of her 1960 television series, The Shirley Temple Storybook Collection --- a patented coloring and remastering process makes her picture perfect charm more vivd than ever --- no one can resist Shirley's charm in all her heart warming films.

"BRIGHT EYES" (released: 28 December 1934) (84 mins) (B&W/Color Versions) - Under David Butler (Director / Screenwriter), Sol Wurtzel (Producer), Edwin H. Burke (Screenwriter), William Conselman (Screenwriter), Arthur C. Miller (Cinematographer) - - - - One of Shirley Temple's best movies is stolen by an absolutely riotous performance by Jane Withers as Temple's bratty nemesis-the mean rich kid who picks on poor,noble motherless Shirley ---.Worth seeing if you haven't seen a Shirley Temple film --- And this was one of the major hits of the 1930's featuring Hollywood's smallest and biggest star Shirley Temple plays an orphan caught up in a custody battle --- Shirley worships a daredevil pilot (James Dunn) and through the course of the movie gets the chance to sing and make immortal "On the Good Ship Lollipop" --- Also in the steadfast cast are: Jane Darwell, Judith Allen, Charles Sellon and probably the show stealer Jane Withers --- Withers is the perfect rich brat to be mean to the poor little orphan(Temple) --- One of the better projects of the busy little "curly top".

the cast includes:
Shirley Temple ... Shirley Blake
James Dunn ... James 'Loop' Merritt
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Elizabeth Higgins
Judith Allen ... Adele Martin
Lois Wilson ... Mary Blake
Charles Sellon ... Uncle Ned Smith
Walter Johnson ... Thomas, Chauffeur
Jane Withers ... Joy Smythe
Theodore von Eltz ... J. Wellington Smythe (as Theodor von Eltz)
Dorothy Christy ... Anita Smythe
Brandon Hurst ... Higgins
George Irving ... Judge Thompson

"BABY TAKE A BOW" (released: 30 June 1934) (74 mins) (B&W/Color Versions) - Under Harry Lachman (Director), John Stone (Producer), James P. Judge (Play Author), Philip Klein (Screenwriter), Edward E. Paramore, Jr. (Screenwriter), Lewis William O'Connell (Cinematographer), Bud Green (Songwriter), Samuel Kaylin (Musical Direction/Supervision / Composer (Music Score), Sam Stept (Songwriter), Duncan Cramer (Production Designer), Royer (Costume Designer), George Leverett (Sound/Sound Designer), Sammy Lee (Choreography) - - - - Shirley Temple shines during her scenes with Dunn and Trevor and our little charmer delight her fans with some fancy high stepping of dancing and her cute antics --- The story centers on a likable ex-convict Eddie Ellison (James Dunn) who has harmless fun playing practical jokes on his friends and comes out of jail to marry a loyal woman (Claire Trevor) --- Six years later, the couple have young Shirley as their daughter and Eddie tries to hold a job --- but a bitter and nasty private investigator (Alan Dinehart) is determined to do whatever it takes to ruin Ellison and send him back to the slammer again and tries to nail him for a theft he wasn't involved in --- Here is where daddy's little girl Shirley helps her father out by trying to foil the real crook.

the cast includes:
Shirley Temple ... Shirley Ellison
James Dunn ... Eddie Ellison
Claire Trevor ... Kay Ellison
Alan Dinehart ... Welch (private investigator)
Ray Walker ... Larry Scott
Dorothy Libaire ... Jane Scott
Ralf Harolde ... Trigger Stone
James Flavin ... Det. Flannigan
Richard Tucker ... Stuart Carson (factory owner)
Olive Tell ... Mrs. Stuart Carson

"REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM" (released: 18 March 1938) (80mins) (B&W/Color Versions) - Under Allan Dwan (Director), Raymond Griffith (Producer), Darryl F. Zanuck (Producer), Don Ettlinger (Screenwriter), Charlotte Thompson (Play Author), Karl Tunberg (Screenwriter), Kate Douglas Wiggin (Play Author / Short Story Author), Arthur C. Miller (Cinematographer), Mack Gordon (Composer (Music Score), Art Lange (Musical Direction/Supervision), Sidney D. Mitchell (Composer (Music Score), Lew Pollack (Composer (Music Score), Harry Revel (Composer (Music Score), Raymond Scott (Composer (Music Score), Jack Yellen (Composer (Music Score), Allen McNeil (Editor), Bernard Herzbrun (Art Director), Hans Peters (Art Director), Thomas K. Little (Set Designer), Nick Castle (Choreography) - - - - Our Little Shirley Temple turns in another crowd-pleasing performance in this pleasant family film --- Her smile & vivacity are still stunning decades later --- Shirley is at her peak as a girl singer who is sought by two rival cereal companies to promote their radio commercials --- Randolph Scott and Gloria Stuart provide the romance, heading a fine supporting cas is Helen Westley, Slim Summerville and William Demarest --- and the great Bill `Bojangles' Robinson is cast as a farmhand - but wait until the film's final moments when he gets to shine in a tap routine with Little Shirley --- Shirley's numbers include "Come and Get Your Happiness" and she also sings a medley of hits from her previous films, among them "On the Good Ship Lollipop", "When I' m With You" and "Animal Crackers in My Soup".

the cast includes:
Shirley Temple ... Rebecca Winstead
Randolph Scott ... Tony Kent
Jack Haley ... Orville Smithers
Gloria Stuart ... Gwen Warren
Phyllis Brooks ... Lola Lee
Helen Westley ... Aunt Miranda Wilkins
Slim Summerville ... Homer Busby
Bill Robinson ... Aloysius
Raymond Scott ... Leader of Musical Ensemble (as Raymond Scott Quintet)
Alan Dinehart ... Purvis
J. Edward Bromberg ... Doctor Hill
Dixie Dunbar ... Receptionist
Paul Hurst ... Mug
William Demarest ... Harry Kipper
Ruth Gillette ... Melba

Hats off and thanks to Barry B. Sandrew Ph.D. (Founder, COO & CTO) and his Legend Films Staff --- looking forward to more high quality releases from the vintage era of the '20s, '30s & '40s --- order your copy now from Amazon where there are plenty of copies available on DVD --- if you enjoyed this title, why not check out Legend Films where they are experts in releasing long forgotten films and treasures to the collector --- all my heroes have been cowboys!

Total Time: 238 mins on DVD ~ 20th Century Fox. ~ (11/22/2005)
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on December 18, 2005
Don't get me wrong... I love Shirley Temple movies! And I was really pleased with the first volume in the series (which included Heidi, Curly Top, and Little Miss Broadway). But I had a few problems with this second set.

The colourization is not as good as in the first set. Perhaps it is harder to colour the earlier films, as their quality is not as good to begin with (two of the films in this set are from 1934). In Bright Eyes, sometimes the people's skin looked a little too saturated.

The sound on Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm was dismal. I know it isn't so bad in the original (or at least in other releases) because I have this one on video and the sound is fine. But certain bits of the dialogue were almost silent... and when you turned up the volume so you could hear them, you were nearly blasted out of your chair when the next scene came along.

But they are cute movies and really show Shirley in some of her most entertaining roles. Aside from the sound problems, this is a pretty good set (the colourization is a minor issue... I prefer to watch these movies in black and white anyway, and these restored versions are pretty good).
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on May 12, 2008
I bought these videos for my niece for her birthday because she is like a little Shirley Temple. I was a little worried since they weren't animated like her favorite shows she wouldn't be interested in watching them. I was however happily surprised as she watched in amazement and danced around the living room. I also had no idea when I ordered these videos that you can watch them in black and white or in color which I think makes them even better!
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on June 7, 2007
My husband and I both love all Shirley Temple memorabilia and were excited to receive Vol. 2 of her movie collection.

The quailty of the CD's was exceptional and the pricing was much better than we expected.The product was shipped quickly and we will definately order again as we expand our collection.....A must have!

We would highly reccomend it to all Shirley Temple fans.
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on May 2, 2008
I got these for my Mom to give to my niece for her birthday. She is dancing to Shirley Temple in her dance classes. She LOVES them and watches them constantly!! It is wonderful that these classics can literally be enjoyed by the generations!
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on December 24, 2007
Above average quality of film remastery and colorization. I am a pleased consumer and would recommend this product for any one who remembers, or wants to share 'curly top' with someone who didn't get to see her movies.
Shirley Temple movies were something we looked forward to every Sunday afternoon growing up here in Detroit (Michigan). Enjoy!
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on January 7, 2008
I bought these Shirley Temple DVD's for my granddaughter for Christmas. She's 6 years old and she thorouly enjoyed them. They brought back so many wonderful memories for me also.
I love shopping through Amazon because everything comes to my home rapidly and always in excellent condition
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on October 10, 2007
I purchased this mainly for when my 8-yr.old granddaughter comes over to
give us a break from The Beverley Hill Billies which she absolutely loves!
We both are enjoying these. We have not seen them all yet. They arrived in a timely manner in good condition.
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on September 24, 2010
In mint condition, as advertised. Shipped promptly. A great collection of classic Shirley Temple movies. A "must have" for fans of America's Sweetheart, Shirley Temple.
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on November 21, 2010
Growing up - we watched these movies. Now I share them with my family and they are still as enjoyable today as they were back then. Shirley Temple is truly an amazing young star. And, with our economy in the slumps - as she did in the depression era - she brings a little happiness during this recessionary time.
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