"The Blue Bird" 1940 - starring Shirley Temple, Twentieth Century Fox
I was a very little girl when I first saw this film.
Shirley Temple was one of my Heroes. A tiny little girl who worked so hard, from the age of a babe to save her family during The Great Depression in the 1930's.
This adorable, brave, stoic, clever little girl acted, danced, sang and joked her way into the hearts of America and The World during the most terrible times. Shirley Temple certainly got into my heart and has always been an inspiration. Even when she transformed into Senator Shirley Black.
I have always loved Blue Birds and they are a sign of good fortune. I think I saved my Blue Bird necklace given to me by my mummy when I was a tiny girl. I still love it, treasure it and wear it as an adult. I hope that I still have it to enjoy.
When my niece was four I gave her a set of blue bird earrings and necklace to treasure. She loves them. I didn't like them in the gold and we all have sterling silver pieces which we love.
This movie wasn't a hit, a flop actually and if I remember correctly was one of Shirley Temple's last films.
In a way this film and story changed my life. The idea that our souls chose our family was mind-blowing. From that moment I have always paid attention to the people who come into my life and I wonder why they have found me.
I love the idea that we each choose the Souls we have in our life, some of the most important ones, at least, before we are born.
This movie holds a special place in my heart.
I hope that you enjoy this story and this Film as much as I did and always will,
The Blue Bird (1940 film)
|The Blue Bird|
|Directed by||Walter Lang|
|Written by||Ernest Pascal|
|Based on||The Blue Bird|
by Maurice Maeterlinck
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck|
|Cinematography||Arthur C. Miller|
|Edited by||Robert Bischoff|
|Music by||Alfred Newman|
|Distributed by||Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation|
The Blue Bird is a 1940 American fantasy film directed by Walter Lang. The screenplay by Walter Bullock was adapted from the 1908 play of the same name by Maurice Maeterlinck. Intended as 20th Century Fox's answer to MGM's The Wizard of Oz, which had been released the previous year, it was filmed in Technicolor and tells the story of a disagreeable young girl (played by Shirley Temple) and her search for happiness.