Shirley Temple filmography

by robertfarrell452 | created - 05 Aug 2016 | updated - 08 Aug 2016 | Public

Shirley Temple was an actress who was active in the movie industry from 1932 until 1949. She appeared in several short subjects about her life and various other actors she had worked with throughout her career.

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1. Runt Page (1932)

10 min | Comedy, Short

A little girl falls asleep as her parents and their friends discuss the film "The Front Page", and she dreams about reporters, a cop, and an escaped convict (all played by children).

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: The Baby Stars, Billy Bletcher, Georgie Smith, Shirley Temple

Votes: 116

2. War Babies (1932)

Passed | 11 min | Short, Comedy, War

A group of soldiers in a café watch a dancer as she entertains them, but later two of them become rivals over her.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Georgie Billings, Eugene Butler, Philip Hurlic

Votes: 347

3. Red-Haired Alibi (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

A young girl new to the big city gets a job as a man's companion. What she doesn't know is that the man is a notorious gangster.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Merna Kennedy, Theodore von Eltz, Grant Withers, Purnell Pratt

Votes: 138

6. Glad Rags to Riches (1933)

10 min | Comedy, Short

A girl has to decide who to marry: a poor country boy or a rich nightclub owner.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Eugene Butler, Lawrence Harris, Georgie Smith, Shirley Temple

Votes: 136

7. Kid in Hollywood (1933)

10 min | Short, Comedy

An aspiring actress is rejected by casting, but gets her chance to perform when the star doesn't feel like performing. The cast is all young children, performing adult roles.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Georgie Billings, Gloria Ann Mack, Georgie Smith

Votes: 132

8. Out All Night (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

A "mama's boy" falls for a spinster who takes care of children at a department store nursery.

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Slim Summerville, Zasu Pitts, Laura Hope Crews, Shirley Grey

Votes: 30

9. The Kid's Last Fight (1933)

11 min | Comedy, Short

Diaper Dampsey must defend his diaper-weight championship, but someone has kidnapped his girlfriend to make him lose!

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Georgie Smith, Lawrence Harris, Arthur J. Maskery

Votes: 50

10. Polly Tix in Washington (1933)

11 min | Comedy, Short

A child runs for the Senate, in a short film where toddlers play adults.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Eugene Butler, Gloria Ann Mack, Georgie Smith

Votes: 130

11. Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

A schoolteacher helps his friend Dora by getting his students to help him to make a radio commercial.

Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Andy Clyde, Ethel Sykes, Bud Jamison, Shirley Temple

Votes: 221

12. To the Last Man (1933)

74 min | Romance, Western

In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Randolph Scott, Esther Ralston, Jack La Rue, Buster Crabbe

Votes: 425

13. Kid 'in' Africa (1933)

10 min | Comedy, Short

Missionary Cradlebait goes to the jungle to "civilize" the cannibals, but ends up in a cooking pot.

Director: Jack Hays | Stars: Shirley Temple, Danny Boone Jr.

Votes: 178

14. Merrily Yours (1933)

21 min | Short, Comedy

Sonny falls for the pretty new girl next door and decides to take her to a party. First, however, he has to get his sister Mary Lou to go to sleep, which is proving to be a harder task than he anticipated.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Frank Coghlan Jr., Mary Blackford, Sidney Miller

Votes: 106

15. What's to Do? (1933)

Passed | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

Sonny Rogers has just gotten elected class president, he's a star baseball player, and has a cute girlfriend. But, thanks to the conniving of his rival, Harry Vanderpool, he and his whole ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr., Shirley Temple, Dorothy Ward, Kenneth Howell

Votes: 66

16. Pardon My Pups (1934)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

Sonny wants a motorcycle for his birthday, and is disappointed when he learns that he is getting a dog instead.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr., Shirley Temple, Kenneth Howell, Dorothy Ward

Votes: 184

17. Carolina (1934)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

During Civil War Reconstruction, the Connelly family is romantically restored to their former glory when Will Connelly marries a Yankee farm girl, Joanna Tate, despite the objects of his ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Young, Henrietta Crosman

Votes: 28

18. Mandalay (1934)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Abandoned by her lover, a woman becomes the main "hostess" in a decadent nightclub, but tries to put her past behind her on a steamer to Mandalay.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Warner Oland, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 593

19. As the Earth Turns (1934)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

Drama following the lives of an immigrant farm family in Maine.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Jean Muir, Donald Woods, Russell Hardie, Emily Lowry

Votes: 135

20. Managed Money (1934)

Approved | 21 min | Comedy, Short

Young Mary Lou tries to help her brother Sonny raise money so that he can attend a military academy.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr., Shirley Temple, Harry Myers, Helene Chadwick

Votes: 103

21. Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new ... See full summary »

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Warner Baxter, Madge Evans, James Dunn, Sylvia Froos

Votes: 413

22. Change of Heart (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

After graduating from a West Coast college, four friends fly to New York City to seek employment.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, James Dunn, Ginger Rogers

Votes: 237

23. Little Miss Marker (1934)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Dorothy Dell, Charles Bickford, Shirley Temple

Votes: 1,114

24. Now I'll Tell (1934)

82 min | Drama

Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his... See full summary »

Director: Edwin J. Burke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Helen Twelvetrees, Alice Faye, Robert Gleckler

Votes: 142

25. Baby, Take a Bow (1934)

PG | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Claire Trevor, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 774

26. Now and Forever (1934)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A swindler and his girlfriend take in his young daughter, who has been living with the family of his deceased wife.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard, Shirley Temple, Guy Standing

Votes: 811

27. The Hollywood Gad-About (1934)

11 min | Documentary, Short

A parade highlights the Screen Actors Guild's Film Stars Frolic, hosted by Walter Winchell as Master of Ceremonies. The Royal Canadian Mounted parade; William Gargan, Gary Cooper and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Winchell, Mary Astor, Sy Bartlett, Billy Barty

Votes: 6

28. Bright Eyes (1934)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell, Judith Allen

Votes: 1,894

29. The Little Colonel (1935)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable, John Lodge

Votes: 1,253

30. Our Little Girl (1935)

PG | 65 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Shirley Temple, Rosemary Ames, Joel McCrea, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 387

31. Curly Top (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Family, Musical, Romance

Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Rochelle Hudson, Jane Darwell

Votes: 1,540

32. The Littlest Rebel (1935)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. A Yankee takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt, Karen Morley

Votes: 1,263

33. Captain January (1936)

G | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

A little girl named Star lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school but she's rescued by relatives.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbee, Slim Summerville, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 1,080

34. Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

The daughter of a wealthy businessman becomes lost in the city while traveling to a new school, and is taken in by a pair of down-on-their-luck performers.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, Gloria Stuart, Jack Haley

Votes: 1,200

35. Dimples (1936)

Approved | 79 min | Family, Musical

Dimples Appleby lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Frank Morgan, Robert Kent, Helen Westley

Votes: 733

36. Stowaway (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

A young girl lost in Shanghai is taken in by an American playboy and his girlfriend.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Robert Young, Alice Faye, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 1,132

37. 20th Century Fox Promotional Film (1936)

Not Rated | 15 min | Documentary, Short

Jimmy Fiddler takes viewers on a tour of the newly formed Fox Studios, showing all departments, writers, producers, technicians, and actors at work.

Stars: Astrid Allwyn, Warner Baxter, Irving Berlin, Lou Breslow

38. Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Family

Priscilla Williams, a young girl living with her widowed mother and paternal grandfather at the post he commands in northern India, becomes enamored of military life and embroiled in brewing rebellion against the crown in the early 1900's.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, C. Aubrey Smith, June Lang

Votes: 1,330

39. Heidi (1937)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Family, Musical

A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen Westley

Votes: 3,819

40. Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he's back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan. In a spoof of Rosevelt's New Deal, he ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, Roland Young, June Lang

Votes: 477

41. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 1,333

42. Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 9 (1938)

10 min | Short, Documentary

A dwarf village on Hollywood's Wilshire Boulevard is shown; a bench is dedicated in honor of the late Lon Chaney; a visit to Leo Carrillo's new ranch is offered; Hollywood notables appear ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Fay Bainter, Edgar Bergen, Russell Birdwell, Walter Brennan

Votes: 65

43. Little Miss Broadway (1938)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Musical

An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, George Murphy, Jimmy Durante, Phyllis Brooks

Votes: 696

44. Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 1 (1938)

10 min | Documentary, Short

At Lake Arrowhead, Beverly Roberts, Sigrid Gurie, Gene Lockhart and Donald Meek are seen sporting; Ben Alexander, Patricia Ellis, Toby Wing and Franklin Pangborn are seen hunting and Gene ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Ben Alexander, Gene Autry, Lucille Ball, John Boles

45. Just Around the Corner (1938)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with bill "Bojangles" robinson. Based on paul gerard smith's book, "Lucky penny".

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, Joan Davis, Charles Farrell, Amanda Duff

Votes: 486

46. The Little Princess (1939)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to South Africa to fight in the Second Boer War.

Directors: Walter Lang, William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

Votes: 5,228

47. Susannah of the Mounties (1939)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from ... See full summary »

Directors: William A. Seiter, Walter Lang | Stars: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Margaret Lockwood, Martin Good Rider

Votes: 706

48. The Blue Bird (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 1,418

49. Young People (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Musical