The Littlest Rebel

The Littlest Rebel

Director: David Butler Cast: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt

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Overview

The Littlest Rebel

The old Edward Peble play The Littlest Rebel was gussied up in 1935 as a Shirley Temple vehicle. The curly-topped child star plays Virgie Cary, who lives in Southern-Plantation splendor with her dad Herbert (John Boles) and mom (Karen Morley). The family's idyllic existence is shattered when the Civil War breaks out. A captain in the Confederacy, Herbert Cary marches off to the battlefield, leaving his faithful family retainers -- including philosophical old Uncle Billy (Bill "Bojangles" Robinson) -- to watch over Virgie and Mrs. Cary. No one, however, is prepared for the ravages of war, thus Virgie is forced to endure the destruction of her family home and the death of mom after lingering illness. Desperately trying to make his way home for one last reunion with his wife, Herbert is arrested as a Southern spy. Fortunately, Yankee colonel Morrison (Jack Holt) takes a liking to the tenacious Virgie and tries to escort the girl and her father to safety. As a result, Morrison is arrested for desertion, and both he and Herbert are sentenced to be shot. Making her way to Washington in the company of faithful Uncle Billy, Virgie secures a pardon for both her father and Col. Morrison from an avuncular Abraham Lincoln (Frank McGlynn Sr.) The stereotypical treatment of black characters in The Littlest Rebel is more offensive than usual, with "happy darkies" nervously pondering the prospect of being freed from slavery and shivering in their boots when the Yankees arrive. But Bill Robinson manges to cut through the color line with his astonishing terpsichorean talents, especially in his closing "challenge dance" with Shirley Temple.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2017
UPC: 0024543393306
Original Release: 1935
Rating: PG
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:13:00
Sales rank: 17,035

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shirley Temple Virginia Houston Cary
John Boles Capt. Herman Cary
Jack Holt Union Col. Morrison
Karen Morley Mrs. Cary
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Uncle Billy
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams Sgt. Dudley
Willie Best James Henry
Frank McGlynn Abraham Lincoln
Bessie Lyle Mammy
Hannah Washington Sally Ann
Stepin Fetchit Actor
James Flavin Guard

Technical Credits
David Butler Director
Edwin H. Burke Screenwriter
William S. Darling Art Director
Buddy G. DeSylva Producer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Cyril Mockridge Musical Direction/Supervision
Irene Morra Editor
John F. Seitz Cinematographer
Harry Tugend Screenwriter
Gwen Wakeling Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Littlest Rebel
1. Main Titles [:15]
2. More Ice Cream [:37]
3. Turkey In The Straw [:17]
4. The Nicest Present [2:19]
5. A Miniature Minuet [1:40]
6. It's War! [1:07]
7. Really and Truly! [:56]
8. Off to War [1:42]
9. I'm a Confederate [:52]
10. Her Answered Prayers [1:02]
11. Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms [2:54]
12. Make Haste [2:40]
13. Under Cover [3:18]
14. In the Line of Fire [4:42]
15. Brave Little Soldier [8:18]
16. Father's Permission [1:13]
17. Virgie's Lie [6:51]
18. Captured! [1:08]
19. Bad News [2:23]
20. We've Got to Smile! [4:18]
21. Polly Wolly Doodle [3:13]
22. Song and Dance [4:19]
23. Honest and Fair Abe [1:36]
24. Polly Wolly Doodle (Reprise) [2:14]
25. Chapter 25 [2:16]
1. Chapter 1 [1:23]
1. Chapter 1 [3:00]
1. Main Titles [:15]
2. More Ice Cream [:37]
3. Turkey In The Straw [:17]
4. The Nicest Present [2:19]
5. A Miniature Minuet [1:40]
6. It's War! [1:07]
7. Really and Truly! [:56]
8. Off to War [1:42]
9. I'm a Confederate [:52]
10. Her Answered Prayers [1:02]
11. Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms [2:54]
12. Make Haste [2:40]
13. Under Cover [3:18]
14. In the Line of Fire [4:42]
15. Brave Little Soldier [8:18]
16. Father's Permission [1:13]
17. Virgie's Lie [6:51]
18. Captured! [1:08]
19. Bad News [2:23]
20. We've Got to Smile! [4:18]
21. Polly Wolly Doodle [3:13]
22. Song and Dance [4:19]
23. Honest and Fair Abe [1:36]
24. Polly Wolly Doodle (Reprise) [2:14]
25. Chapter 25 [2:16]
1. Chapter 1 [1:23]
1. Chapter 1 [3:00]

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