"THE BLUE BIRD" (1940)

The success of MGM's "The Wizard of Oz" caused 20th Century Fox to put Shirley in "The Blue Bird," which turned out to be her very first box office flop. The public could not accept Shirley playing a brat, and the lack of exciting musical numbers did not help either. Still, this movie does have its merits and has grown in esteem over the years.