Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Shirley Temple, Alice Faye
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
No Description Available. Genre: Feature Film-Drama Rating: G Release Date: 22-APR-2008 Media Type: DVD
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Classic Trek Fan | Hagerstown, MD United States | 01/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Buyer Beware!! Amazon has the description wrong. They list it as: Color, Widescreen. It is NEITHER!! I'm glad it wasn't cropped into a widescreen movie, but very disappointed it ain't in color. The video transfer is beautiful. The soundtrack is raspy - especially noticable during the singing. So, if you want a better soundtrack and color, you'll have to get the VHS version."
Amazon description error
Wayne M. Schmidt | 11/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The "Format" line in the Amazon description of this DVD states that it is in color and widescreen. Both of these are incorrect. This is not the colorized version and it is a full-frame (4/3) not a widescreen (16/9) image. The DVD case accurately states this so the error is Amazon's.
This does not detract from the fact that this is a delightful movie that showcases Shirley at her best."
Enjoyable, Light Fare
Samantha Kelley | USA | 09/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A little girl orphaned by her missionary parents, Barbara (Shirley Temple), or "Ching Ching" as she likes to be called, is a bright-eyed youngster in a scary world. In spite of her guardian's wishes, she is smuggled aboard a boat to avoid certain death. She is robbed, but she soon finds her way to a wealthy American playboy who she dons Uncle Tommy (Robert Young). Tommy takes care of her for a while, but she gets lost and ends up a stowaway aboard a ship carrying both Uncle Tommy and the beautiful Susan Parker (Alice Faye). Susan is engaged, but Ching Ching does her best to get them together.
For the most part, this is a sweet, run-of-the-mill light romance. The love story isn't especially exciting or unique, but it serves its purpose to move the story along. Shirley Temple is certainly the main attraction and she gets many moments to shine. Unfortunately, there are a few moments where her interactions with the adults are too sweet and overly done. For example, when little Ching Ching jokes with Tommy in his car outside of the bar, she says something lame and they laugh loudly together, and the scene feels very forced. These bits make the movie feel like a kid's movie, but thankfully there are very few moments like this."