The Little Princess ()

directed by Walter Lang
featuring Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter, Cesar Romero

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Shirley Temple's first Technicolor feature, The Little Princess was inspired by the oft-filmed novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Set in turn-of-the-century England, the film finds Temple being enrolled in a boarding school by her wealthy widowed father (Ian Hunter), who must head off to fight in the Boer War. At first, Temple is treated like royalty; her behavior couldn't be more down to earth, but this preferential treatment foments resentment. When her father is reported killed in the war, circumstances are severely ...

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Southernsherry

Jul 30, 2010

What a classic!

I remember watching this movie as a young girl - thinking that Shirley Temple was it! This movie is such a sweet and tender portrail of a little girl that will not give up on her daddy's return. A true gem of a movie!

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