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War Babies (1932)

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
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shirley Temple ... Charmaine
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Storyline

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

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Short | Comedy | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Price Gloria? See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shirley Temple's parents, George Temple and Gertrude Temple, took their daughter to see this movie at a local theater; Gertrude later recalled, "The picture lasted ten minutes. Shirley merely flitted across the screen a few times and said only two lines. But my head swam and the goose flesh popped out on my arms. I think I cried a little. George squeezed my hand. We were proud. It was our little girl doing something wonderful, like saying her first words, and we were happy." See more »

Quotes

Captain Flagg: What are you doing?
Sergeant Quirt: I been sayin' goodbye to my baby.
Captain Flagg: [showing Charmaine's flower] Oh, yeah? Your baby? Says you!
Sergeant Quirt: [showing Charmaine's diaper pin] Yeah, says me!
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What Price Toddlers
7 July 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although Shirley Temple's obvious charisma is hard to miss in this film, War Babies borders a bit on the suggestive. The people who would put their kids in this film remind me of the parents of Jon Benet Ramsey.

In a kiddie satire on What Prie Glory, Shirley Temple plays Charmaine the French girl fought over by Captain Flagg and Sergeant Quirt as a pair of boy toddlers take over those roles. It's cute, but it kind of borders on the creepy.

Definitely one for her still active legion of fans, but not one to my taste at all.


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