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Little Sara Crewe is placed in a boarding school by her father when he goes off to war, but he does not understand that the headmistress is a cruel, spiteful woman who makes life miserable for Sara. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Mala ksiezniczka  »

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This was the first screen adaptation of the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This adaptation came 17 years after the novel was published. See more »

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A Simple But Pleasant Story
28 February 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This simple but pleasant story is mostly worthwhile as a vehicle for Mary Pickford to play the kind of role that made her popular. Here, she is a young heiress trying to get used to her new surroundings at a school for girls, when a sudden tragedy changes everything. There isn't a lot to the plot, and so much of the screen time is simply used to show how charming young Sara (Pickford) can be. Pickford, of course, knows just how to make her character sympathetic. Most of the other characters are simply stock figures, except for a young Zasu Pitts, who gets a lot of screen time as Sara's friend. It's not one of Pickford's more memorable films, but it's a pleasant way to pass an hour.


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