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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

Passed  -  Drama | Family  -  6 March 1936 (USA)
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Bartholomew ...
Ceddie
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'Dearest' (as Dolores Costello Barrymore)
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Guy Kibbee ...
Mr. Hobbs
Henry Stephenson ...
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Lady Lorridaile
E.E. Clive ...
Sir Harry Lorridaile
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Jackie Searl ...
Tom
Jessie Ralph ...
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Rev. Mordaunt (as Ivan Simpson)
Helen Flint ...
Eric Alden ...
Ben
May Beatty ...
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Storyline

After the death of Cedric ('Ceddie')'s English father, he and his mother live together in Brooklyn. Cedric's grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, had disowned Cedric's father when he married an American. But when the Earl's remaining son dies, he accepts Cedric as Lord Fauntleroy, his heir, and the Earl sends for Cedric and his mother. Cedric uses the first of his newly found wealth to do some favors for his old friends, and then heads to England, where he must try to overcome the Earl's dislike for Cedric's mother. Written by Snow Leopard

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6 March 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der kleine Lord  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity System)

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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When Ceddie writes the note telling the estate manager not to evict Mr. Higgins, Lord Dorincourt folds the letter and puts his eye monocle in. Just as he is handing the note to Mr. Mordaunt, the shot changes to wide view and Lord Dorincourt is no longer wearing the eye monocle. See more »

Quotes

Cedric "Ceddie" Erroll: You don't wear your coronet all the time?
Earl of Dorincourt: No, it does not become me.
Cedric "Ceddie" Erroll: Mr. Hobbs said you always wore it, but after he thought it over, he said he supposed you must sometimes take it off to put your hat on.
Earl of Dorincourt: Yes, I take it off occasionally.
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Version of Little Lord Fauntleroy (1914) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional Scottish 17th century music
In the score when Ceddie gives Mr. Hobbs a gift
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The vintage adaptation of the famous novel with two sensational boys,Bartholomew and Rooney
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1880 , Brooklyn , New York , a poor and fatherless boy ( Freddie Bartholomew ) is living with his mum ( Dolores Costello ). A messenger ( Henry Stephenson ) communicate them which he turns out to be the only heir state to the earl of Dorincourt ( Sir C. Aubrey Smith ) . He then leaves his friends ( Mickey Rooney and Guy Kibbee ) and set out for England as heir to his grandpa and a British dukedom . But the grandfather is a grumpy and crusty nobleman and the problems are always cropping up .

Classic and the best version based on known novel by Frances Burnett with elitist and sincere interpretations from Bartholomew , Aubrey Smith , Rooney , enough to make the creaky ancient tale actually works . Freddie Bartholomew had starred ¨Anna Karenina¨ and ¨David Copperfield¨ but his great success resulted out to be this film . Dolores Costello, married to John Barrymore , plays the lovable mummy in an affected and forced acting . Sir C. Aubrey Smith is magnificent as the bitter-grumbler and grouchy count . Una O'Connor ,as always, plays a maid with her habituals gestures and grimaces . For comic relief ,as usual, appears Mickey Rooney making a hilarious and sympathetic acting . This was originally made in black and white with an excellent cinematography by Charles Rosher but there is also available in computer-colorized version and the musical score is composed by the classical musician Max Steiner . Director John Cromwell worked a lot with the great and powerful producer David O. Selznick and seems largely to have been content to follow his instructions , though he was always loath to allow too much sentimentality as happens on the sometimes heavily relationship between mother-son and grandfather-grandson . The picture was remade for television in 1980 by Jack Gold with Alec Guinness and Rick Schroder and in 1976 by Paul Annett and 1995 with George Baker . The motion picture was immensely successful in America and around the world , it is actually an authentic and charming classic movie .


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