Poor Little Rich Girl [VHS]
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"Poor Little Rich Girl" is one of her best films, because it is not only a wonderful Temple vehicle, but a great musical in its own right and a pleasure to watch. Temple plays Barbara Barry, the over-protected and bored daughter of a wealthy widowed soap manufacturer. She is to be sent to school, where she will have the needed companionship of other children, when her nurse (Sara Haden) is injured. Barbara meets a vaudeville pair (Alice Faye and Jack Haley) and ends up in a radio song and dance act, Dolan and Dolan, sponsored by a rival soap company of her father's.
Along with the abundant charm and talent of Shirley Temple, there is the glorious Alice Faye and ebullient Jack Haley. The criminally underrated Alice Faye was a wonderful, sensual singer and here gets to croon several songs (and display the many facets of her personality, which was as multi-faceted as Ginger Rogers). It is especially wonderful to hear Faye's rendition of "But Definitely" in contrast to Shirley's version. Unlike some musicals, the song-and-dance numbers are woven beautifully into the plot, since it is set in the world of radio, and they are superb.Read more ›
This movie is a real charmer. Shirley sings "Oh My Goodness" as her dolls come to life and dance for her, as well as her classic "Spinach Baby" and "When I'm with You". The finale dance of "Military Man" is another highpoint. Alice Faye sings the delightful ballad "But Definitely".
With Gloria Stuart, Jane Darwell and Sara Haden.
Come on MGM, please release these last two movies so we can complete our collections. If you were smart, you would have worked out a deal with Paramount and released their two and your last 2 in one set. As it is, I've already purchased the two from them and am just waiting for these now.
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Very timely delivery and the quality of the VHS is excellent. I would have liked to get it in DVD format, but none was available.Published 4 months ago by Kathleen
Was made for a different zone than mine and could not view it.Published 11 months ago by Joann Lassiter
Love this movie, one of the best dance sequences by Shirley Temple!Published 12 months ago by Mary G. Lapegna
Cant even play the thing dont why they even sale products that american made players can NOT PLAYPublished 12 months ago by David Muckleroy
I loved this movie as a child and enjoyed seeing it again. However, it does not appear to have been digitally remastered, so the quality is not as good as newer movies.Published 20 months ago by Susan Sharp
Wanted the DVD in this and not the VHS. It was ordered by mistake. Very nice people to work with.Published on April 8, 2014 by Thom
"Poor Little Rich Girl" is TRULY a Shirley Temple MASTERPIECE. It is my all-time favorite Temple film. Read morePublished on January 13, 2014 by Dustybritches32
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