Review

  • Warning: Spoilers
    Strange film about small-town, dumped-upon Shirley Temple, who has all sorts of problems...then she hears rumors that she's the illegitimate daughter of Ronald Reagan! Lots of folks like to bash this movie, but it has a fairly typical melodramatic plot for the mid-1940s, and who could possibly have known that the male lead would be president in about 35 years? Bizarre ending, in which Reagan dives head-first into a shallow pond to rescue the suicidal Temple, explains that he's not really her father (in a flashback sequence), then runs off with her! Really odd casting, not the trite plot, is the real reason this movie isn't more successful. It's not nearly as bad as a lot of people say...though it's not really very good, either.