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Wee Willie Winkie is a 1937 American adventure drama film directed by John Ford and starring Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, and Cesar Romero. The screenplay by Julien Josephson and Ernest Pascal was based on a story by Rudyard Kipling. The film's story concerns the British presence in 19th-century India. The production was filmed largely at the Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, California, where a number of elaborate sets were built for the film. This film was the first of three in which Shirley Temple and Cesar Romero appeared together, second was Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) and The Little Princess (1939).
|Wee Willie Winkie|
|Directed by||John Ford|
|Written by||Julien Josephson|
Mordaunt Shairp (uncredited)
|Based on||Wee Willie Winkie |
1888 story in Week's News
by Rudyard Kipling
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck|
C. Aubrey Smith
|Cinematography||Arthur C. Miller|
|Edited by||Walter Thompson|
|Music by||Alfred Newman|
|Distributed by||20th Century-Fox|
|Budget||over $1 million|
The film is noteworthy for not having any elaborate song or dance routines which had become staples in Temple's films for 20th Century-Fox.