The Wonderful World of Disney (1997)

Season 4 Episode 13

Shirley Temple Story

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM May 13, 2001 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Ashley Rose Orr played Shirley from ages 4 to 12 in the film.

    • Shirley: People will still go to my movies, even if they didn't like this one, won't they?
      Mrs. Temple: Just because the critics didn't like it doesn't mean the audience won't. And you know it's never been about your movies. It's always been about you.

  • Quotes

    • Shirley: How come my Oscar is smaller than everyone else's?
      Mrs. Temple: They made it special just for you. You made more movies than anyone else last year.
      Shirley: Then shouldn't my Oscar be the biggest one?

    • Shirley: (at age 16, after getting her first adult role all on her own) What's the matter, Mom?
      Mrs. Temple: You don't need us anymore.
      Shirley: I do need you. I need you to love me, just like you always have. I'm never going to stop needing that, Mom--not ever.

    • Shirley: (filming a scene for "The Little Colonel") "Teached" isn't right, is it?
      Lionel Barrymore: No. "Taught" is correct.
      Shirley: Taught, then. What was her name?
      Lionel Barrymore: (long pause, calls out to director) Line!
      Shirley: (whispers to him) "Her name was Amintus."
      Lionel Barrymore: I've been in this business 30 years! Maybe you'd like to play both parts. (storms off)

  • Notes

    • 3-year-old Shirley and 16-year-old Shirley were portrayed by famous actress Melissa Joan Hart's two younger sisters: Samantha Hart at age 3, and Emily Hart at age 16.

  • Allusions