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Young People (1940)





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After years of trodding the boards in vaudeville, Wendy Ballantine and her adoptive parents Joe and Kit retire to a small town so that the youngster can receive a proper upbringing. Alas, the town is full of Babbitt-like bigots who disapprove of "show people."

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Shirley Temple
as Wendy Ballantine
Jack Oakie
as Joe Ballantine
Charlotte Greenwood
as Kit Ballantine
Kathleen Howard
as Hester Appleby
Frank Swann
as Fred Willard
Mae Marsh
as Maria Liggett
Sarah Edwards
as Mrs. Stinchfield
Charles Halton
as Moderator
Olin Howard
as Station Master
Olin Howland
as Station Master
Billy Wayne
as Stage Manager
Shirley Mills
as Mary Ann
Robert J. Anderson
as Jerry Dakin
Syd Saylor
as Vaudevillian
Dell Henderson
as Eddie's Father
Ted North
as Eddie
Evelyn Beresford
as English Woman
Mary Gordon
as Old Woman
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Critic Reviews for Young People

All Critics (1)

Interesting musical about liberal young people in revolt against small town conservative economics; good direction by Allan Dwan.

July 18, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Young People


I liked this one a lot. Although Shirley still had dead parents in this one, she never knew it because she was adopted when still a baby and was in a cute little showbiz family. The way they clash with the narrow-minded small town folk could just as easily happen in a lot of places today!

Sarah Prisbylla
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