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Dora's Dunkin' Donuts

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1933
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Despite Shirley Temple's over-the-title billing, the real star of Dora's Dunkin' Doughnuts is Andy Clyde playing Andy Wilson, a small town teacher in love with Dora, the local baker. Dora calls him away from his class one day to let him know that she has created the perfect doughnut -- one that absorbs coffee when dunked and actually floats. Wilson thinks this could make Dora a fortune if she could only advertise it with a radio program. Dora says that would be expensive and they would need a full program of entertainment, as well. Wilson provides the entertainment via his talented class of children and Dora puts up all of her savings to buy the air time, and off Wilson and the kids go to the big city. Things start off well with a song about Dora's doughnuts, but Wilson gets aggravated when little Shirley (Shirley Temple) sneaks on the air and recites a couple of poems. A trio of tap dancing boys perform well, but their act is broken up when their mothers begin arguing very loudly and fighting with the manager of the station. Wilson tries to get back on track with a recitation of Little Red Riding Hood, but Shirley again interferes. Then the women start arguing again and a fight ensues that brings the program to an abrupt end. Wilson returns home dejected, worried that he has ruined Dora -- but it turns out that the disastrous program was a hit with the audience! ~ Craig Butler, Rovi
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