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.”


HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1
2010, Warner Bros., 146 min, USA/UK, Dir: David Yates

The first half of the final story in the Harry Potter canon finds Harry targeted by the evil Voldemort. Abandoned by all but his closest friends, Harry marshals his forces and prepares for his ultimate battle.


HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
2009, Warner Bros., 153 min, USA/UK, Dir: David Yates

After the dark intensity of ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, this sixth entry in the Harry Potter series takes on a tone of light romantic comedy, as Harry and his friends deal with young love. After Harry takes on the task of convincing Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) to return to Hogwarts and the Death Eaters fly over London, however, things grow more serious and threatening yet again.


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