The Blue Bird

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The Blue Bird ★★★ 1940 (G)

A weird, dark fantasy about two children who search for the blue bird of happiness in various fantasy lands, but find it eventually at home. Overlooked and impressively fatalistic. 98m/C VHS . Shirley Temple, Gale Son-dergaard, John Russell, Eddie Collins, Nigel Bruce, Jessie Ralph, Spring Byington, Sybil Jason; D: Walter Lang; C: Arthur C. Miller.