Shirley Temple: America's Sweetheart Collection - Volume 6
Stowaway - 1936
After befriending American Tommy Randall (Robert Young), tiny Chinese orphan Ching-Ching (Shirley Temple) falls ain Tommy's car, which soon becomes cargo on a ship bound for San Francisco! Along the way, Ching-Ching plays matchmaker to Tommy and Susan Parker (Alice Faye), who eventually marry and adopt her. But when the couple's clashing personalities lead them to divorce court, the one-time orphan must again work her magic to try to keep her new family together. Featuring an outstanding cast, including Helen Westley, Arthur Treacher and Eugene Pallette, this "engaging" (Leonard Maltin) classic is sure to creep into your heart and stay there.
Wee Willie Winkie - 1937
Directed by John Ford and featuring an all-star cast, including C. Aubrey Smith, Cesar Romero, June Lang and Victor McLaglen, Wee Willie Winkie is a delightful adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling best-seller. When Priscilla Williams (Temple) travels with her mother (Lang) to northern India to stay with Priscilla's grandfather (Smith), she meets and befriends a group of soldiers and even a prisoner (Romero)! Winning the love and affection of everyone around her, including her curmudgeonly grandfather, Shirley also plays an important role in easing a local rebellion in what has been described as "one of Shirley's best" films. (Leonard Maltin)
Young People - 1940
Jack Oakie, Charlotte Greenwood and George Montgomery join internationally beloved youngster Shirley Temple in her final film under her contract with her home studio of Twentieth Century Fox. Believing that it's for the good of their daughter Wendy (Temple), Joe Ballantine (Oakie) and his wife Kit (Greenwood) decide to retire their vaudeville act and move the family to a small New England town. But despite Wendy's many attempts to charm the locals, the "show folk" are given a cold shoulder. That is, until a hurricane hits the town, and because of their generously, strength and conviction in the face of disaster, it appears that the troupers just might win over the residents in their new hometown after all.