CURLY TOP
1935, 20th Century Fox, 75 min, USA, Dir: Irving Cummings

Elizabeth (Shirley Temple) is a spunky orphan whose talent for singing catches the attention of Edward (John Boles), a wealthy young attorney who decides to adopt the young upstart. When her older sister Mary (Rochelle Hudson) explains that she promised her parents she and Elizabeth would never be separated, Edward arranges for both of them to move to his estate. Complications arise when he and another young man both fall for the older sister and Elizabeth steps in to play cupid. Musical highlights include Shirley singing “Animal Crackers In My Soup.”


POPPY
1936, Universal, 73 min, Dir: A. Edward Sutherland

Snake-oil salesman Eustace McGargle (the riotous W.C. Fields) is a con artist who must always stay two steps ahead of the local sheriff, which is particularly difficult given Eustace's undying devotion to his daughter, Poppy (Rochelle Hudson).


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