A girl becomes an unwilling witness in her parents' scandalous divorce case.

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Matheson Lang ...
John Hughes
Lydia Sherwood ...
Helen Hughes
Nova Pilbeam ...
Felicity Hughes
Arthur Margetson ...
Hilliard
Jean Cadell ...
Miss Drew
Jimmy Hanley ...
Leonard Parry
Gibb McLaughlin ...
Thompson
Diana Cotton ...
Maud
Cecil Parker ...
Mason
Clare Greet ...
Mrs. Parry
Jack Raine ...
Jeffries
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Grove
Robert Nainby ...
Uncle Ned
Atholl Fleming ...
Shepherd
Basil Goth ...
Doctor
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A girl becomes an unwilling witness in her parents' scandalous divorce case.

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18 November 1934 (USA)  »

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Hvide Løgne  »

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Christopher Isherwood's adventures while working on this film as one of the screenplay writers became the basis of his novel "Prater Violet" (1945). See more »

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24 February 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Little Friend starts off with one of its most chilling scenes; the young girl is having a nightmare and things around her room morph into grotesque figures, leading you into thinking this is going to be a horror movie or something. It's not, but it does get quite disturbing.

An upper class little English girl seems to have the perfect life, until she becomes an unwilling witness to her parents' divorce.

She is forced to testify in court when she runs away late one night to the house of her mother's friend (who said she could drop by "any time", and she decides that 11pm is the time to do it!), but then runs off when she sees her mother's fur coat there and the stark truth hits her. She then ends up at the shop of her friend, a lower class boy who saved her from being hit by a car once. This boy's part is not developed enough; you see him being teased for being lower-class when he attends a part of Felicity's with all of her posh friends, and you can see that the young girl has an obvious crush on him, but his part seems to falter midway.

After it is found where she had been that night, she is put on the witness stand in the court and has to say whether she saw any sign of her mother at the friend's house, or not. The stress of having to place one parent above the other, however, is far too much for her.

A good movie that feels a little long, but you have to stay watching to see what happens in the end. Also the only movie I've ever seen where a little girl tries to gas herself. 7 out of 10.


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