The Little Colonel

Synopsis: After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.
Director(s): David Butler
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
81 min

# Oh, the days are gone #

#When beauty bright #

# My heart's chain wove #

#When my dream of life #

# From morn till night #

#Was love, still love #

# New hope may bloom #

#And days may come #

# Of milder, calmer beam #

But there's nothing half

so sweet in life

As love's young dream

# Oh, there's nothing #

# Half so sweet in life #

#As love's young dream ##

Oh, that was delightful, indeed.

- Delightful.

- That was lovely, Elizabeth.

Thank you, Dr. Scott.

Colonel, if I were 20 years younger,

I'd carry her off.

I suspect some other people

have the same idea.


you shouldn't say such things.

- Oh, I know I shouldn't, my dear.

- I've missed a lot.

Marriage is a wonderful institution.

- Yes. No family should be without it.

- Oh!

Thank you.

Oh! Confound you, Walker!

Watch what you're doing!

- I'm sorry, sir.

- You'd better be.

If you'd broken that,

I'd have broken your head.

Yes, sir.

It's pretty, isn't it? Valuable too.

Yes, someday your temper's

going to split you wide open.

Well, sir, when it does,

I won't send for you to sew me up.

That's a good one.

But it's too late for you to change

your family physician now, Colonel.

Oh, I don't know, Doctor.

This is an age of change.

Colonel, a toast

before we say good night.

Yes, Colonel, a toast.

I give you our homeland-

glorious in defeat...

gallant in victory...

and brave in her hour of grief.

Gentlemen, I give you the South...

and confusion to all her enemies.

Hear! Hear! Right, right.

A very lovely evening, Colonel.

Oh, my dear boy,

it's a pleasure, always.

Oh, my dear friends, don't run away like this.

The evening's young.

Hurry, Becky.

Oh, Miss Elizabeth,

I hate to see you go...

and I'm afraid of what the colonel

will do when he finds out.

He won't find out

till I'm well on my way.

Now, stop crying

and don't act suspiciously.

- I'll send for you as soon as I can.

- Yes'm.

Put up your hands!

Don't try to run, or I'll shoot.

Come here.

- Take my bag down the back way.

- Yes'm.

Now, who are you...

and what are you doing prowling

around my place at night?

- My name is Jack Sherman, sir.

- Sherman, huh?

Well, that name's

no recommendation.

You're a Yankee too, huh?

Well, out with it.

What are you doing here?

Wait, Jack! Let me tell him.

Father, this is the man

I'm going to marry.

I knew you would never give your consent,

so we were going to elope.

- I wanted to come to you, sir, and ask you if you'd-

- Silence!

Why did you assume I would object

to an honorable marriage?

I know how you feel about the North.

- I hate all Yankees.

- That's why we didn't come and tell you.

Then you knew you were doing wrong.

I love him.

How can you love a man who represents

what every true Southerner should hate?

A man who probably fought

against your father...

your brother and all your kinfolk.

Why, for all you know...

he may be the very man

who fired the shot...

that killed your brother.

I was a soldier just as you were, sir...

and even though I fought on the other side,

the South has my respect and sympathy.

My mother was a Virginian.

But may I remind you,

the war has been over for a long time.

The war will never be over

for me or mine, sir.

You know, I ought to kill you.

I don't know but what I will.

Elizabeth, go to your room.

- No.

- Go to your room, I tell you.

I'm going with Jack.


When that door closes...

it'll never open for you again.

- Assemble the men for orders of the day.

- Yes, sir.

Sound assembly.


- Troop is formed, sir.

- Take your post.

General Weatherby has this day

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