Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story Movie Review 2001

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TV biopic that charts the rise to Depression-era fame of little Shirley Temple (with an entertaining performance by Orr). Shirley's mom Gertrude (Britton) is around to see that big bad studio mogul Darryl Zanuck (Vidler) doesn't take advantage of her little darling. The best parts are the faithful re-creations of some of Temple's most famous song-and-dance numbers, including those with Bill (Bojangles) Robinson, here played by Battle.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Showbiz Dramas, This Is Your Life, Childhood Visions, Period Piece: 1930s
Joe Wiesenfeld
Ashley Rose Orr, Connie Britton, Steven Vidler, Colin Friels, Emily Anne Hart, Hinton Battle
David Parker
Nadia Tass
Bill Elliot
Marianne Brandon

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