The Little Princess [DVD] [1939]

  • SKU: 32895194
  • Release Date: 06/06/2017
  • Rating: G
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features

  • Closed Captioned


The Little Princess
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 altered. The spiteful headmistress (Mary Nash) relegates Temple to servant status and forces the girl to sleep in a drafty attic. She keeps her spirits up by hoping against hope that her father will return, and to that end she haunts the corridors of a nearby military hospital. Queen Victoria doesn't have to make a guest appearance in the tearfully joyous closing sequence, but it does serve as icing on the cake to this, one of Temple's most enjoyable feature films. Reliable Shirley Temple flick supporting actors Cesar Romero and Arthur Treacher are back in harness in The Little Princess, while adult leading lady Anita Louise figures prominently in a sugary dream sequence. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Shirley Temple
    Shirley Temple - Sara Crewe
  • Richard Greene
    Richard Greene - Geoffrey Hamilton
  • Anita Louise
    Anita Louise - Miss Rose
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    Ian Hunter - Capt. Crewe
  • Cesar Romero
    Cesar Romero - Ram Dass

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite Shirley Temple movie!

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    Classic tale of an unbreakable bond of love shared between father and daughter. Filled with fun, spirit, music, dancing, spiteful villains and gallant heroes. I just love the unflappable and determined Sara as she meets the Queen and is reunited her father - don't you?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cute movie

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    Very cute Shirley Tenple film. A classic the whole family enjoyed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    Shirley temple is one of my all time faves for old movies from before I was born, this one is one of the best!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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