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Shirley Temple Revisited, Part 10 — 2 Comments

  1. Re: Graham Greene's Review – Yikes! I felt uncomfortable reading it! I never would have viewed a Shirley Temple movie that way… I suppose I lead a sheltered life.

    It's been a while since I've seen this one, but I do remember the scene that you described so well, with the different emotions flickering across Shirley's face when she's at McDuff's bedside. She was exceptional in that scene.

  2. Silver: Regarding Greene's review, I'm with you; I think a red flag shoots up any time a grown man talks about an eight-year-old's "well-developed rump". Interesting, too, that he identifies Shirley's audience as "middle-aged men and clergymen", whereas Flin in Variety says it's "the kids who flock to see her". I'm more inclined to take Variety's word, but maybe things were different in England.