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The Little Princess(1939)

Today, The Little Princess may seem a bit overly cute and sentimental, and Shirley Temple may seem just a little bit too perfect with her smiles and mannerisms. Ah, but she is gorgeous at the same time. She basically makes the entire film, although several of the adult actors are also very good, and the whole piece is exquisitely well produced from beginning to end.

The Little Princess(1939)

This heart-tugging film is an adaptation of a classic children's novel and stage play by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Adorable Sara Crewe (Shirley Temple) is treated like a little princess at her boarding school. But when reports of her father's death in the Boer War surface, she is into servitude towards the other girls. The unflappable youngster steps up to the challenge of her new lot in life, and ultimately wins over the hearts of wealthy neighbors - and even Queen Victoria herself - as she refuses to give up hope that her father will one day return after all.

"In your issue of January 18, 1936, there was a story by Nina Wilcox Putnam entitled `The Coastal Route to Florida'. The Delaware-New Jersey Ferry Company, a client of ours, have asked us if we could get permission from you to reprint this story. They want to send out these reprints to a few Automobile Clubs and Travel Bureaus, and also would like to reproduce it in a little House Organ which they issue. They would, of course, give credit to The Saturday Evening Post.

Defendant handled advertising for the Delaware-New Jersey Ferry Company. The house organ referred to in defendant's first letter was a publication issued by the Ferry Company. It consists of a single sheet, 16 inches long by 9 inches wide. As distributed it is folded over twice along the length of the sheet and then appears as a little pamphlet 9 inches long by 4 inches wide. The first issue of this publication had been printed in January, 1936, with 2,000 copies, prior to the correspondence above adverted to, and prior to the time when either the defendant or the Ferry Company had seen Mrs. Eliot's travel story.

Against Bromwich, who beat him in the challenge round last year, Riggs displayed a brilliance he had never before shown. His whirlwind attack, baffling service, cunning change of pace so confounded his touted opponent that Bromwich lost the match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0, 7-5 (the second set took only eleven minutes). Against Quist, Parker pulled an even bigger surprise. Equipped with little more than a powerful backhand, grim determination and deadly accuracy, the onetime U. S. No. 2 player (ranked 8th this year), tantalized the better-equipped Australian, matched him stroke for stroke for two and a half hours, finally won in a dazzling, last-minute rally, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5.

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. Loosely based on the novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. 041b061a72


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