Hollywood Collection: Shirley Temple (key art)There never was a star quite like Shirley Temple. Adored by adults and children alike, at four she already led at the Box Office – ahead of Gable and Cooper.

Buy Shirley Temple: America’s Little Darling on DVD.

Her films saved a movie studio from bankruptcy, and a President credited her with raising the morale of Depression-weary Americans. Her earliest movies gave a foretaste of her talents and soon would become the songs and dances that helped make those movies immortal. Here she is at her heart-stirring best in films like Little Miss Marker, Now and Forever, Bright Eyes, The Little Colonel, Poor Little Rich Girl, Stowaway, The Little Princess, and The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer.

Also appearing: actors Caesar Romero, Alice Faye and Gloria Stuart, and former child actors Jane Withers, Darryl Hickman, Dick “Dickie” Moore, Marcia Mae Jones, and stand-in Marilyn Granas. Our host is an entertainment legend in his own right – Tommy Tune.

This program can be screened at Hulu.com for viewers in the United States.

Reviews

“Watching her today, she is still phenomenal.” -The New York Times

“A heartwarming documentary… seamlessly weaving anecdote and fact about Temple the actress and Temple the child.” -Newark Star Ledger

“A king-size valentine to the most talented and cutest child star ever to put her feet in the cement of Grauman’s Chinese Theater…Well worth watching… Anyone catching this program will have to agree: she was — and is — one in a million.” -Daily News

“The Shirley Temple program is the most fun, reminding us again of what a marvelous little star she was … guaranteed to make you want to see the films in which she starred in the mid-1930s.“ -Seattle Times

Details

LENGTH: 1 x 60 Minutes
FORMAT: Special
CAMERA: 16mm
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: Yes
TEXTLESS: No
CLOSED CAPTIONS: No
ASPECT RATIO: 4:3
PRODUCTION YEAR: 1992
RELEASE YEAR: 1992
SUPPLIER: Wombat Productions
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide