Curly Top (1935)

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Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary.




  • Shirley Temple and Rochelle Hudson in Curly Top (1935)
  • Esther Dale in Curly Top (1935)
  • Shirley Temple and Rochelle Hudson in Curly Top (1935)
  • Shirley Temple and John Boles in Curly Top (1935)
  • Shirley Temple and John Boles in Curly Top (1935)
  • Shirley Temple, John Boles, and Rochelle Hudson in Curly Top (1935)

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29 July 2014 | bkoganbing
| "Animal Crackers In My Soup"
Shirley Temple is at the top of her adorable moppet game in Curly Top as she becomes the catalyst that gets her and her older sister Rochelle Hudson out of an orphanage and married to a rich man. Cinderella never had it better.

Shirley and Rochelle's parents were killed in an accident and Rochelle promised them as they were dying that she and Shirley would not be separated. She even stayed on at the orphanage to cook and clean after she became an adult.

Prince Charming who looks a lot like John Boles is captivated by Shirley when she sings one of the songs most identified with her Animal Crackers In My Soup. He's inherited a ton of money and is the newest member of the orphanage's board of directors. Boles brings them to his dream house with aunt Esther Dale, butler Arthur Treacher, and cook Billy Gilbert. Sounds like a dream house to me.

All that's missing in this Cinderella story is a coach that turns back into a pumpkin.

Even at my age I have to admit to being charmed by Shirley and her singing and dancing and all around sunny disposition. Curly Top ranks as one of her best films and holds up well for today's audience.

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26 July 1935



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