actor: Shirley Temple

Little Princess

February 10, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is one of my all-time favorite films with Shirley Temple. Although her films came out before I was born, her charming talent was always fun to watch and enjoy. As stated in the synopsis, "The Little Princess" is about a little girl who never gives up hope of her father's return from war. It [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: The Terrible Clockman

July 8, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

In the Shirley Temple Story Hour, Shirley Temple and other actors of that era performed three-act plays of some well-known (and in this case, lesser known) fairy tales. This episode, "The Terrible Clockman," is loosely based on Jules Verne's short story, "Master Zacharius," about a clock maker in [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: The Princess and the Goblins

December 20, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

In this episode of "Shirley Temple's Storybook Collection," Shirley Temple presents George MacDonald's classic novel, "The Princess and the Goblins." When the king bans the goblins to the underground so that his daughter, Princess Irene, can live in peace and safety, the goblins vow to get revenge [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: Pippi Longstockings

July 5, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

In this adaptation of a classic story, Shirley Temple dramatizes the story of Pippi Longstocking, a girl with a big imagination and no rules. Shirley Temple presents this story as a stage play, which shows the life of the fictional Pippi and her incredible ability to get through any situation. As [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: The Land of Oz

May 17, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

Revisit L. Frank Baum's classic story with Shirley Temple and friends, as they reenact the fantasy world of Oz with good witches and bad, and the talking Tin Man and Scarecrow. In this version, Princess Ozma is ruler of Oz. When the conniving Lord General Nikidik wants to take over the land, he [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: Winnie-The-Pooh

May 16, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

In her classic "Storybook Collection," Shirley Temple presents Winnie the Pooh, a charming bedtime story that has been a children's favorite for generations. This tale comes to life with Bil Baird's Marionettes, and Shirley Temple acts as the storyteller. Five-year-old Teddy Eccles, a newcomer to [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: Babes in Toyland

May 16, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

Shirley Temple, the cute little princess of song and dance, is all grown up and, with her own children, presents the story of "Babes in Toyland." The cast members are well known to most classic movie buffs. In this film collection, they re-enact cute bedtime stories from generations past. This [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: Kim

April 17, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

Shirley Temple presents a captivating story book collection. In this episode, she brings to life the classic story about a young boy in India, whose life changes when he discovers who he really is. As part of the Irish force, he becomes a spy to whom men do not pay attention. The film presents [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: Madeline

April 5, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

In another episode for the "Shirley Temple Storybook Collection," Shirley Temple narrates the classic story of "Madeline." The story centers on a young girl who lives in Paris and goes on all kinds of adventures, some of which inevitably get her into trouble. [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: The Reluctant Dragon

March 18, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

Shirley Temple presents a stage play on Kenneth Grahame's classic children's story about a dragon that is lazy, doesn't like to fight, and writes poetry and songs. The villagers blame all of their problems on the dragon, even though most of them have never even seen him. Jeremy and his sister [...]