If you like Shirley Temple, you'll love these movies.
B. Davis | 05/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This volume includes all of the movies mentioned. Each DVD allows you to select whether you would like to watch it in black and white or color. My nephew who is a fourth grader actually really liked it, so I think that makes it wonderful. It's cute, really clean, and has lots of singing. If you look for movies like that, you'll love this collection. I have all of the volumes and recommend them all. The picture and sound quality are great!!!"
"20th Century Fox present "The Shirley Temple - America's Sweetheart Collection, Vol. 1" (Heidi/Curly Top/Little Miss Broadway) (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.
"CURLY TOP" (released: 2 August 1935) (76 mins) (B&W/Color Versions) - Under Irving Cummings (Director), Winfield R. Sheehan (Producer), Arthur J. Beckhard (Screenwriter), Patterson McNutt (Screenwriter), Jean Webster (Short Story Author), John F. Seitz (Cinematographer), Oscar Bradley (Musical Direction/Supervision), Ray Henderson (Composer (Music Score), Edward Heyman (Composer (Music Score), Ted Koehler (Composer (Music Score), Jack Donohue (Choreography) - - - - - - The film was based on Jean Webster's novel Daddy Long Legs --- the story opens at the orphanage with Elizabeth Blair (Shirley Temple) as an orphan along with her older sister Mary (Rochelle Hudson) --- our cute youngster comes to the attention of a visiting wealthy beneficiary of the orphanage, Edward Morgan (John Boles), who can't seem to put her out of his mind after meeting her and eventually he arranges to adopt her but she's not to be parted from her older sister, Mary, so both are accepted --- Arthur Treacher is amusing with his formal butler ways and adds to the fun, particularly the kitchen scene --- Lovely Mary is so appreciative of their good fortune that Edward becomes captivated by her charms also, and soon love grows between them but unspoken --- enter young Jimmie (Maurice Murphy) who's intent on getting engaged to Mary and succeeds, but how will it end? --- never fear Shirley Temple movies always have a happy ending.
the cast includes: Shirley Temple ... Elizabeth Blair John Boles ... Edward Morgan Rochelle Hudson ... Mary Blair Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Henrietta Denham Rafaela Ottiano ... Mrs. Higgins Esther Dale ... Aunt Genevieve Graham Etienne Girardot ... Mr. Wyckoff Arthur Treacher ... Reynolds the Butler Maurice Murphy ... Jimmie Rogers
"HEIDI" (released: 15 October 1937) (88 mins) (B&W/Color Versions) - Under Allan Dwan (Director), Darryl F. Zanuck (Producer), Walter Ferris (Screenwriter), Julien Josephson (Screenwriter), Johanna Spyri (Book Author), Arthur C. Miller (Cinematographer), Sidney D. Mitchell (Songwriter), Lew Pollack (Songwriter), Louis Silvers (Musical Direction/Supervision / Composer (Music Score), Allen McNeil (Editor), Hans Peters (Art Director), Raymond Griffith (Associate Producer), Thomas K. Little (Set Designer), Gwen Wakeling (Costume Designer) - - - - - - American film directed by Allan Dwan which starred child-actress Shirley Temple in the title role. It was adapted from the 1880 children's book, Heidi, by Swiss author Johanna Spyri. The film also featured Jean Hersholt (as Heidi's grandfather) and Arthur Treacher as Andrews, the butler --- Heidi is an eight year-old cheerful Swiss orphan who is kidnapped by her cruel aunt who later sells her --- While Heidi's crusty-old grandfather searches for her, she brings happiness to the disabled daughter of a wealthy man.
the cast includes: Shirley Temple ... Heidi Kramer Jean Hersholt ... Adolph Kramer, The Grandfather Arthur Treacher ... Andrews, the Butler Helen Westley ... Blind Anna Thomas Beck ... Pastor Schultz Mary Nash ... Fräulein Rottenmeier Sidney Blackmer ... Herr Sesemann Pauline Moore ... Fräulein Elsa Mady Christians ... Dete Marcia Mae Jones ... Klara Sesemann Delmar Watson ... Peter, the Goat General Egon Brecher ... Inn Keeper Christian Rub ... Baker George Humbert ... Organ Grinder
"LITTLE MISS BROADWAY" (released: 16 September 1938) (72 mins) (B&W/Color Versions) - Under Irving Cummings (Director), David Hempstead (Producer), Darryl F. Zanuck (Producer), Harry Tugend (Screenwriter), Jack Yellen (Screenwriter),Walter Bullock - Composer (Music Score) / Songwriter), Louis Silvers - Musical Direction/Supervision / Composer (Music Score), Harold Spina (Songwriter / Composer (Music Score), Walter Thompson (Editor), Nick Castle (Choreography), Geneva Sawyer (Choreography) - - - - - - Shirley's an optimistic orphan who is adopted by a Vaudeville hotel "owner" and his daughter. She meets a guy (George Murphy, who is FABULOUS dancing with Shirley on the number "We Should be Together") trying to convince his aunt (Edna May Oliver, the real owner) to not close the hotel --- Incidentally, outtakes of Little Miss Broadway exist showing Shirley Temple doing a frighteningly accurate impersonation of her costar Jimmy Durante (ha-cha-cha-cha-cha!)
the cast includes: Shirley Temple ... Betsy Brown Shea George Murphy ... Roger Wendling, Sarah's nephew Jimmy Durante ... Jimmy Clayton, Jazz Bandits bandleader Phyllis Brooks ... Barbara Shea Edna May Oliver ... Sarah Wendling, owner, Hotel Variety George Barbier ... Fiske, attorney Edward Ellis ... William J. 'Pop' Shea, manager, Hotel Variety Jane Darwell ... Miss Hutchins, orphanage matron El Brendel ... Ole Donald Meek ... Willoughby Wendling
Hats off and thanks to Barry B. Sandrew Ph.D. (Founder, COO, CTO & Board Member) 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: 236 mins on DVD ~ 20th Century Fox ~ (8/30/2005)"
"I have always loved the Shirley Temple movies and enjoyed sharing them with my 3 older children when they would come on TV. I now have a 5 year old little girl and I love being able to buy these movies on DVD now. My daughter loves them as much as I do and goes around singing some of the songs from them sometimes. In Vol. 1 her favorite movie was "Heidi", she was on the edge of her seat most of the time hoping that "Grandfather would find Heidi. I highly recomend the whole collection!"
Jus as good as I remember
SuzyQ | Florida | 10/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember watching Shirley Temple's movies on TV as a child. Watching them again on this DVD, they were just as good. A great feature of this DVD is the ability to watch all the films in Black and White or Color. Overall this is a great collection for a Shirley Temple fan. I just ordered the 2nd volume of the collection. Can't wait to own them all."
A SPARKLING GEM
Shalene Holmes | Hawaii | 02/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once in a great while a person comes along that you just have to love with your whole being ... with absolutely no regrets! You've just got to have this set ... it will add a lot of sparkle to your life!"