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Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story

Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story

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December 18, 2001
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As America struggled through the Great Depression in the 1930s, a little girl with big dimples and indescribable charm danced her way into the hearts of moviegoers around the world. Based on the true story of child star Shirley Temple, portrayed by look-alike Ashley Rose Orr (Broadway's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN), this delightful film follows Shirley's early career, starting with her discovery by a studio executive at age four. Adored by the public almost overnight, Shirley quickly became Hollywood's top box office draw. But as her fame grew to legendary status, Shirley's parents, George and Gertrude Temple (Connie Britton TV's SPIN CITY), struggled to protect her from overzealous fans, Hollywood exploitation and, eventually, the end of her studio contract and the threat of financial ruin. Filled with famous song-and-dance routines, wonderfully recreated and expertly performed, CHILD STAR: THE SHIRLEY TEMPLE STORY, is pure joy for families and fans worldwide!

  • Featurette: "Child Star: The Making Of A Legend"
  • Audio Commentary With Executive Producer Melissa Joan Hart (TV's "Sabrina")

  • Color
  • 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Region 1
  • Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  • French, Spanish Subtitles

Shirley Temple
Ashley Rose Orr

Teen Shirley Temple
Emily Hart

Gertrude Temple
Connie Britton

George Temple
Colin Friels

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
Hinton Battle

Darryl Zanuck
Steven Vidler

Bank President
Randall Berger

Jack at age 13
James Barkley

Assistant Director
Peter Barron

Shirley Temple, age 3
Samantha Hart

Lionel Barrymore
William Gluth

Mary Lou
Siobhan Kermeci

Kaitlin Howley

Alexander Hall
Ben Mendelsohn

Mrs. Meglin
Isabelle Ryan

Amelia Earhart
Lucy Taylor

Buddy Ebsen
Dale Pengelly

Louis B. Mayer
John O'May

Victor McLaglen
Ron Kamien

Jessica Napier

Stewart Morritt

Bruce Roberts