Shirley Temple Revisited, Part 13 — 3 Comments

  1. Thanks, Silver and Jennifer! I've just received my copy of the Susannah book, and from what I can tell so far, it seems to be a kind of female-Tom-Sawyer-on-the-Canadian-frontier type of story. I'll know better when I've read further, but offhand I'd guess that Mrs. Denison's original story would have made a better vehicle for Shirley than the moth-eaten B-western plot that Fox concocted.

  2. Great post! SUSANNAH is definitely a weak picture, but my daughter was such a Temple fan that we watched that one – and pretty much all of the others – anyway.

  3. I would have to agree with the critics re: "Susannah and the Mounties". I find that movie a bit of a chore. "The Little Princess", however, is one I really enjoy despite the liberties it takes with the original story.

    Am really enjoying this series!