- Adaptation Displacement: The source material is the now incredibly obscure 1911 play The Littlest Rebel by Edward Peple. Check it out on Internet Archive if you're curious.
- Ethnic Scrappy: James Henry
- Values Dissonance: The film is considered pretty cringe-worthy by modern standards due to its racist undertones and Confederacy sympathy, pretty much making it the Song of the South of Shirley Temple's filmography (minus the animated segments plus a Gender Flip of course).
YMMV / The Littlest Rebel