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Good Early Family Movies
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Movie: Little Women ( 1933 )
A chronicle of the lives of a group of sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America.
Movie: Oliver Twist ( 1933 )
An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves.
Movie: Alice in Wonderland ( 1933 )
In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.
Movie: Little Miss Marker ( 1934 )
Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies take to her, reluctantly at first, but their cynical ways start to rub off on her. Will a party set at Camelot bring back her faith in humanity?
Movie: Now and Forever ( 1934 )
A swindler and his girlfriend take in his young daughter, who has been living with the family of his deceased wife.
Movie: Baby, Take a Bow ( 1934 )
Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight, and Eddie and Kay have a beautiful little girl named Shirley. However, Welch has kept a close eye on them for years. He believes in "once a criminal, always a criminal." Then, when Eddie's employer's wife's pearls go missing, it comes out that Eddie and Larry both spent time in prison, and they're fired. Welch suspects that Eddie and Larry have something to do with the theft of the pearls. Will Welch prove that Eddie and Larry had something to do with the theft, or will the truth prevail?
Movie: Curly Top ( 1935 )
Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary.
Movie: Scrooge ( 1935 )
Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. But in the night, Scrooge is visited by spirits of another color. Straightforward adaptation of Dickens.
Movie: The Little Colonel ( 1935 )
In the post-Civil war south, a darling little girl attempts to restore the peace between her parents and her plantation owner grandfather.
Movie: Our Little Girl ( 1935 )
Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa decide to get a divorce, unaware of the effect their problems are having on their daughter Molly. When Elsa announces plans to remarry, Molly runs away from home.
Movie: The Littlest Rebel ( 1935 )
Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. A Yankee takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the officers are to be executed. Shirley and "Bojangles" Robinson beg President Lincoln to intercede.
Movie: Modern Times ( 1936 )
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
Movie: Poor Little Rich Girl ( 1936 )
The daughter of a wealthy businessman becomes lost in the city while traveling to a new school, and is taken in by a pair of down-on-their-luck performers.
Movie: Captain January ( 1936 )
A little girl named Star lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school but she's rescued by relatives.
Movie: Stowaway ( 1936 )
A young girl lost in Shanghai is taken in by an American playboy and his girlfriend.
Movie: Wee Willie Winkie ( 1937 )
Priscilla Williams, a young girl living with her widowed mother and paternal grandfather at the post he commands in northern India, becomes enamored of military life and embroiled in brewing rebellion against the crown in the early 1900's.
Movie: Heidi ( 1937 )
A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.
Movie: Bringing Up Baby ( 1938 )
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.
Movie: Blondie ( 1938 )
Dagwood loses his job on the eve of his and Blondie's fifth wedding anniversary.
Movie: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm ( 1938 )
Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.
Movie: Little Miss Broadway ( 1938 )
An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.
Movie: Just Around the Corner ( 1938 )
Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with bill "Bojangles" robinson. Based on paul gerard smith's book, "Lucky penny".
Movie: The Little Princess ( 1939 )
A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to South Africa to fight in the Second Boer War.
Movie: Blondie Takes a Vacation ( 1939 )
Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.
Movie: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ( 1939 )
To avoid his abusive father, a rambunctious boy rafts the Mississippi River with a slave, encountering many wild characters.
Movie: The Wizard of Oz ( 1939 )
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
Movie: Blondie Meets the Boss ( 1939 )
Blondie takes over Dagwood's job while he goes off on a fishing trip.
Movie: Gulliver's Travels ( 1939 )
A doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people.
Movie: Blondie Brings Up Baby ( 1939 )
A salesman convinces Blondie that Baby Dumpling is a budding genius, so the Bumsteads enroll him in a special school from which he disappears.
Movie: Susannah of the Mounties ( 1939 )
Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from the stake only by Shirley's intervention with the Indian chief.
Movie: The Blue Bird ( 1940 )
Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.
Movie: Blondie Has Servant Trouble ( 1940 )
Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the work of the butler and his wife who figure the house rightfully belongs to them.
Movie: The Jungle Book ( 1942 )
A boy raised by wolves tries to adapt to human village life.
Movie: How Green Was My Valley ( 1942 )
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.
Movie: Blondie Goes to College ( 1942 )
Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is hounded by the campus stud and Dagwood makes the rowing team. It is revealed that a new child is on the way.
Movie: Blondie for Victory ( 1942 )
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking and taking care of the kids, so Dagwood pretends to join the Army. Blondie disbands the organization and comes home.
Movie: Thursday's Child ( 1943 )
Family tensions arise when a schoolgirl becomes a successful child actor.
Movie: Meet Me in St. Louis ( 1945 )
In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.
Movie: It's a Wonderful Life ( 1947 )
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Movie: Miracle on 34th Street ( 1947 )
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
Movie: The Red Pony ( 1949 )
A ranch boy is gifted with a colt, grows to love him but the colt escapes, with tragic results.
Movie: Little Women ( 1949 )
A group of sisters experience life's difficulties and its pleasures while growing up in nineteenth-century America.
Movie: Pollyanna ( 1960 )
A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.
Movie: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ( 1968 )
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.
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