The little princess

Format: DVD 2000
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile DVD J DVD LIT
Location  Hampton Community Library
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Video J DVD Lit
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Video
Call Number  J DVD Lit
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Audio Visual DVD CHILD SHI
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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 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
Additional Information
Subjects Boarding schools -- Drama.
Feature films.
Musical films.
Publisher New York :GoodTimes DVD,2000
Other Titles Little princess (Novel)
Contributors Temple, Shirley, 1928-2014.
Greene, Richard, 1918-1985.
Louis, Anita.
Hunter, Ian, 1900-1975.
Romero, Cesar, 1907-1994.
Treacher, Arthur, 1894-1975.
Jones, Marcia Mae.
Lang, Walter, 1898-1972.
Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924. Little princess (Novel)
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
GoodTimes Home Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louis, Ian Hunter, Cesar Romero, Arthur Treacher, Marcia Mae Jones.
Other Contributors Director, Walter Lang ; associate producer, Gener Markay ; screenplay, Ethel Hill, Walter Ferris.
Language English
Notes Based on the novel The Little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Videodisc release of 1939 motion picture.
System Details DVD ; Dolby digital.
Description 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0766205843
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