Director: David Butler
Starring: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt
Shirley Temple fights for her right to be free in her role as The Littlest Rebel. Becoming what is perhaps the greatest financial draw at movie theaters in America during 1935, the young, dimple-face, curly haired seven year-old had taken movie audiences by storm starring in a string of clean, wholesome pictures that fit right in with the wants of the newly enforced Production Code, the board that censored movies of the era. As usual Temple plays a little girl with tons of charm, along with her singing and dancing skill, that wins over the harshest of people, this time set to the background of the American Civil War. Shirley’s overall cuteness allows you to be wrapped up in the story of her being a delightful Southern girl, surprisingly leading you to forget that her and her family actually own slaves during this feature, an act long since considered immoral.