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The Little Princess (1939) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by William A. Seiter and Walter Lang and produced by Gene Markey.

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The Essential Films of 1939: The Little Princess

By Amanda Garrett on Dec 15, 2014 From Old Hollywood Films

The Film: Shirley Temple goes from riches to rags in The Little Princess. The Director: Walter Lang The Stars: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Arthur Treacher and Mary Nash. Source Material: The children's novel, A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Little Sar... Read full article


The Little Princess (1939)

By Beatrice on Feb 11, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Little Princess Directed by Walter Lang Written by Ethel Hill and Walter Ferris based on the novel by Frances Hogson Burnett 1939/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental [last lines] Sara Crewe: Your Majesty. My Dad. Shirley Temple Black died today. ?She g... Read full article


The Battle of the Little Princesses: Novel vs. Film

By Margaret Perry on Nov 22, 2012 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

The Battle of the Little Princesses: Novel vs. Film Labels: A Little Princess (1939), Arthur Treacher, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Mary Nash, Shirley Temple Black A Little Princess is one of my all-time favorite books. I think I read it at least once a year. When I read it for the first... Read full article


The Battle of the Little Princesses: Novel vs. Film (1)

By Margaret Perry on Nov 22, 2012 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

The Battle of the Little Princesses: Novel vs. Film A Little Princess is one of my all-time favorite books. I think I read it at least once a year. When I read it for the first time, I loved the ending so much that I just kept reading the last few chapters over and over again. I also consider m... Read full article


The Battle of the Little Princesses: Novel vs. Film (2)

By MargaretPerry on Nov 22, 2012 From Margaret Perry

A Little Princess?is one of my all-time favorite books. I think I read it at least once a year. When I read it for the first time, I loved the ending so much that I just kept reading the last few chapters over and over again. I also consider myself something of a Shirley Temple fan. I couldn’t... Read full article


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Quotes from

[repeated line]
Captain Reginald Crewe: Sara, Sara.


Sara Crewe: Your Majesty. My Dad.


Amanda Minchin of Minchin Seminary for Girls: Sara, where have you been? You've been out, haven't you?
Sara Crewe: Yes, Miss Minchin.
Amanda Minchin of Minchin Seminary for Girls: What do you mean by disobeying my orders?
Sara Crewe: I had to. I had to look for my father.
Amanda Minchin of Minchin Seminary for Girls: This ridiculous search for your father! All this making believe and refusing to face facts, it's indecent. I've had enough of it. You must realize once and for all that your father is dead.
Sara Crewe: Don't you say that! He's not dead, he's not! And you can't stop me from looking for him, either.


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Facts about

Sara's black dress was bought new and aged for the film.
The full name of the book this movie is based on is "A Little Princess, Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Here Told For the First Time" by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
The original source of the movie was a novel called "Sara Crewe; or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's" by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and it was published in 1888. She later adapted her book for the stage calling it "A Little Princess" (in London, 1902) and "The Little Princess" (in New York, 1903). It was successful enough that her publisher, C. Scribner's Sons, requested that she expand her original novel to include scenes from the play. The result was the final novel, "A Little Princess; being the whole story of Sara Crewe," which was published in 1905, and is the secondary source for the movie.
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