EXPLORERS
1985, Paramount, 109 min, USA, Dir: Joe Dante

Ethan Hawke made his feature film debut playing a 12-year-old boy who dreams of going into outer space; River Phoenix and Jason Presson are the friends who help him get there.


HEIDI
1937, 20th Century Fox, 88 min, USA, Dir: Allan Dwan

This touching adaptation of the classic children’s book stars Shirley Temple in one of her signature roles as an orphan sent off to her grumpy grandfather (Jean Hersholt) in the Swiss Alps. The old man’s heart soon melts under Heidi’s sunny disposition, but then the little girl he’s come to love is taken away to live with a rich family in Germany.


CURLY TOP
1935, 20th Century Fox, 75 min, USA, Dir: Irving Cummings

Elizabeth (Shirley Temple) is a spunky orphan whose talent for singing catches the attention of Edward (John Boles), a wealthy young attorney who decides to adopt the young upstart. When her older sister Mary (Rochelle Hudson) explains that she promised her parents she and Elizabeth would never be separated, Edward arranges for both of them to move to his estate. Complications arise when he and another young man both fall for the older sister and Elizabeth steps in to play cupid. Musical highlights include Shirley singing “Animal Crackers In My Soup.”


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