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Susannah of the Mounties

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Classics movie directed by Walter Lang and William A. Seiter

A 1939 classic Shirley Temple film about prejudice and the conflict between the workmen building the Canadian Pacific Railroad and the Blackfeet Indians,Susannah of the Mountieshas been nicely restored in its original black and white format and is also … see full wiki

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Temple stars in frontier adventure

  • Dec 8, 2007
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+3
Shirley Temple's popularity at the box office was starting to wane when she starred in SUSANNAH OF THE MOUNTIES, an adventure set on the Canadian frontier. Despite the limitations of the material, fans of Temple should enjoy this little gem.

Temple plays Susannah Sheldon, who narrowly survives an horrific Indian attack and is rescued by the Mounties, led by Monty (Randolph Scott). Little Sue goes to live with Monty and his colleagues at the local fort, where pretty soon her unique powers of diplomacy are needed to help the strained relations between Indians and Mounties.

Pre-teen Temple was in her difficult transition period when she starred in SUSANNAH OF THE MOUNTIES, a film that tries to showcase her dramatic skills (at the expense of the cute musical numbers she was famous for). Audiences would never quite forgive Temple for committing the "cardinal sin" of growing up; a real shame because she could have made quite a career with screwball comedy (as later evidenced in "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" and "Almost a Bride", her final movie in 1949).

SUSANNAH OF THE MOUNTIES reunited Temple with her "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" co-star Randolph Scott; the movie also features talented British leading lady Margaret Lockwood of "The Lady Vanishes" fame (in one of her early attempts to break into American film).

The DVD gives you the option of watching the movie in original B&W or a computer-colourised version, plus the trailer. The coloured version of the film is actually quite good with lifelike colouring and great shadow detail. (Single-sided, dual-layer disc).

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