The Littlest Rebel

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The Littlest Rebel is a 1935 American dramatic film directed by David Butler. The screenplay by Edwin J. Burke was adapted from a play of the same name by Edward Peple and focuses on the tribulations of a plantation-owning family during the American Civil War. read more
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The Littlest Rebel is a 1935 American dramatic film directed by David Butler. The screenplay by Edwin J. Burke was adapted from a play of the same name by Edward Peple and focuses on the tribulations of a plantation-owning family during the American Civil War. The film stars Shirley Temple, John Boles, and Karen Morley, as the plantation family and Bill Robinson as their slave with Jack Holt as a Union officer. The film was well received, and, in tandem with the Temple vehicle Curly Top, was listed as one of the top box office draws of 1935 by Variety. The film was the second of four cinematic pairings of Temple and Robinson. In 2009, the film was available on videocassette and DVD in both black-and-white and computer-colorized versions.

Original Release

12/27/1935

Cast

Bill Robinson Uncle Billy
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams Sgt. Dudley (as Guinn Williams)
Jack Holt Col. Morrison
John Boles Capt. Herbert Cary
Karen Morley Mrs. Cary
Shirley Temple Virgie Cary
Willie Best James Henry
Frank McGlynn Sr. Abraham Lincoln
Bessie Lyle Mammy
Hannah Washington Sally Ann
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Butler

Writers

Edwin J. Burke, Edward Peple, Harry Tugend

Cast

Bill Robinson Uncle Billy
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams Sgt. Dudley (as Guinn Williams)
Jack Holt Col. Morrison
John Boles Capt. Herbert Cary
Karen Morley Mrs. Cary
Shirley Temple Virgie Cary
Willie Best James Henry
Frank McGlynn Sr. Abraham Lincoln
Bessie Lyle Mammy
Hannah Washington Sally Ann
Bud Geary Yankee Sergeant (uncredited)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard Black Boy (uncredited)
James Flavin Yankee Guard

Producers

Editors

Irene Morra

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