Warner Archive Collection (series)
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- ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 14 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: January 27, 2015
- Originally Released: 1947
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Shirley Temple, Franchot Tone & Guy Madison|
|Performer:||Gene Lockhart, Lina Romay, Julio Villarreal & Grant Mitchell|
|Directed by||William Keighley|
|Edited by||Ralph Dawson|
|Screenwriting by||Michael Kanin|
|Composition by||Leigh Harline|
|Cinematography by||Edward Cronjager|
|Art Direction by||Albert S. D'Agostino & Ralph Berger|
|Produced by||Warren Duff|
|Executive Production by||Robert Sparks|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 394 ratings.
This is a fun film through most of it, but plot developments get downright silly close to the end as otherwise competent adults begin behaving in absurd ways- even for a 40s comedy, spoiling the story climax, in my opinion.
Temple makes her first filmed singing performance as an adult (as far as I know), and it's quite a treat as her vocal talent proves to have matured greatly from her childhood films. Frank Tone makes a lively and dramatic performance as the US Consulate to the American embassy of Mexico, but his character is quite poorly designed and completely misses the mark, which is on the writers and director.
No Shirley Temple collection would be complete without this, but I should doubt it is likely to be a favorite for anyone.