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The Little Princess

thelittleprincessLondon, 1899; Captain Crewe (Ian Hunter) is about to fight in the Boer War and enrols his young daughter Sara (Shirley Temple) in a prestigious school for girlsā€¦ but everything changes for her when heā€™s reported killed.Ā One of Templeā€™s most famous and cherished films is a classic tearjerker about a little girl who never gives up hoping that her dad will come back to her, in spite of the grim news she receives. The familiarity of the story is compensated for by a few very charming musical numbers (especially a dream sequence), Templeā€™s charisma ā€“ and Queen Victoriaā€™s surprise appearance near the endā€¦

1939-U.S. 91 min. Color.Ā Directed byĀ Walter Lang.Ā Novel:Ā Frances Hodgson Burnett.Ā Cast:Ā Shirley Temple (Sara Crewe), Richard Greene (Geoffrey Hamilton), Anita Louise (Rose), Ian Hunter, Cesar Romero, Arthur Treacher.

Trivia:Ā Remade asĀ A Little PrincessĀ (1995) and several times for TV.

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