Wee Willie Winkie (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

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In this lovely John Ford film, Joyce Williams (June Lang) and her young daughter, Priscilla (Shirley Temple), travel to India to live on a British Army base with Joyce's father, Colonel Williams, Aubrey C. Smith). Once there, sweet, young Priscilla manages to win the love and affection of the soldiers and her curmudgeonly grandfather, and she plays an important role in easing a local rebellion. One of the best Shirley Temple movies, Ford allows her to be sweet without being cloying and moves the action at a good pace. A wonderful cast of some of Hollywood's best supporting actors add charm to this film which is appealing to both children and adults.

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Cast

Shirley Temple
as Priscilla Williams
Victor McLaglen
as Sergeant MacDuff
June Lang
as Joyce Williams
C. Aubrey Smith
as Colonel Williams
Cesar Romero
as Khoda Khan
Constance Collier
as Mrs. Allardyce
Gavin Muir
as Captain Bibberbeigh
Willie Fung
as Mohammet Dihn
Lionel Pape
as Major Allardyce
Clyde Cook
as Pipe Major Sneath
Bunny Beatty
as Elsie Allardyce
Lionel Braham
as Major General Hammond
Mary Forbes
as Mrs. MacMonachie
Cyril McLaglen
as Cpl. Tummel
Jack Pennick
as Soldier Guard
George Hassell
as MacMonachie
Pat Somerset
as Capt. Stuart
Hector V. Sarno
as Coach Driver
Noble Johnson
as Sikh Policeman
Louis Vincenot
as African Chieftain
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Critic Reviews for Wee Willie Winkie

All Critics (2)

First-rate family adventure tale.

April 28, 2008 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Doesn't ask for much investment and doesn't repay close engagement. Insofar as it meets that goal without seeming stupid or cloying, it's a smashing success.

January 15, 2008 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Wee Willie Winkie

This movie follows the typical "Shirley Temple movie" script and underlying themes. It was enjoyable, but not very distinct.

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