As a child, I saw a small part of this movie on television. This is the movie that 12 year old Shirley Temple did after failing to get the part of Dorothy. This movie competed with The Wizard of Oz and has similar ideas. Even though it is not nearly as good as The Wizard of Oz, looks cheaply made, and was a commercial failure, I think that it is delightful in its own charming way.
After this film, Shirley Temple began to lose some of her appeal as a child actress and gradually made the transition to teenage and young adult roles. Within a decade she decided to give up acting altogether.
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