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The Little Princess is a american film of genre Drama directed by Walter Lang released in USA on 17 march 1939 with Shirley Temple

The Little Princess (1939)

The Little Princess
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Released in USA 17 march 1939
Length 1h33
Directed by ,    
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Musical theatre,    Fantasy,    Musical
Rating72% 3.6466253.6466253.6466253.6466253.646625

The Little Princess is a 1939 American drama film directed by Walter Lang. The screenplay by Ethel Hill and Walter Ferris is loosely based on the novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The film was the first Shirley Temple movie to be filmed completely in Technicolor. It was also her last major success as a child star.

Although it maintained the novel's Victorian London setting, the film introduced several new characters and storylines and used the Second Boer War and the Siege of Mafeking as a backdrop to the action. Temple and Arthur Treacher had a musical number together, performing the song "Knocked 'Em in the Old Kent Road" Temple also appeared in an extended ballet sequence. The film's ending was drastically different from the book.

In 1968, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the claimants' failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.


Captain Crewe (played by Ian Hunter), called to fight in the Second Boer War, has to leave his daughter Sara (Shirley Temple) with her pony at Miss Minchin's School for Girls. With all the money Captain Crewe can offer, Miss Minchin gives Sara a fancy, private room.


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