Genre Archives: Classic

Yes, Virginia

October 26, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Yes, Virginia" is a wonderfully charming story about a little girl, Virginia, who wants to believe in Santa. But when Charlotte, the bully of the school, tells Virginia there is no such thing as Santa, Virginia and her friend Ollie go looking for proof that the jolly man is true. This is [...]

The Lucy-Desi Milton Berle Special

January 28, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

"The Lucy-Desi Milton Berle Special" is a comedic show with some of the funniest people of their time. Milton Berle had a variety show in 1959, and this film presents one of the variety show's finest episodes, when Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz join the cast to present a hilarious skit. Lucy's crazy [...]

The Flying Deuces

August 3, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Flying Deuces" is a lot of fun! Laurel and Hardy are their usual comedic selves, with several doses of slapstick humor and campy adventures. Hardy falls for a beautiful woman in Paris named Georgette, who is actually married but thinks Hardy is just kidding around with her. When she learns [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: The Terrible Clockman

July 8, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

In the Shirley Temple Story Hour, Shirley Temple and other actors of that era performed three-act plays of some well-known (and in this case, lesser known) fairy tales. This episode, "The Terrible Clockman," is loosely based on Jules Verne's short story, "Master Zacharius," about a clock maker in [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: The Reluctant Dragon

March 18, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

Shirley Temple presents a stage play on Kenneth Grahame's classic children's story about a dragon that is lazy, doesn't like to fight, and writes poetry and songs. The villagers blame all of their problems on the dragon, even though most of them have never even seen him. Jeremy and his sister [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: The Princess and the Goblins

December 20, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

In this episode of "Shirley Temple's Storybook Collection," Shirley Temple presents George MacDonald's classic novel, "The Princess and the Goblins." When the king bans the goblins to the underground so that his daughter, Princess Irene, can live in peace and safety, the goblins vow to get revenge [...]

The Best of Laurel and Hardy

August 9, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Best of Laurel and Hardy" features the classic duo in segments of their most excellent work. They present their comedic skills with perfection. Various sequences from their films highlight this funny viewing experience. In the opening sequence of this movie, Laurel and Hardy are on a park [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: Winnie-The-Pooh

May 16, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

In her classic "Storybook Collection," Shirley Temple presents Winnie the Pooh, a charming bedtime story that has been a children's favorite for generations. This tale comes to life with Bil Baird's Marionettes, and Shirley Temple acts as the storyteller. Five-year-old Teddy Eccles, a newcomer to [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: The Little Mermaid

February 15, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

Shirley Temple plays the leading role in the three-act play of "The Little Mermaid." The sea and the land are united in this fairy tale, when a beautiful little mermaid saves a charming prince during a storm and then falls in love with him. "The Little Mermaid" is a story of love and romance [...]

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: The House of Seven Gables

December 7, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

Shirley Temple presented a stage play performance, which aired from 1958 to 1961, that retold many classic stories. This episode of her beloved "Storybook Collection" dramatizes Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic, "The House of Seven Gables." It is a tale of mystery, murder, deception, and love that [...]