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The Happy Prince (1974)

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A royal statue makes friends with a small swallow.

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A royal statue makes friends with a small swallow.

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Fly to the Skies of Blue
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Music and Lyrics by Ron Goodwin
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The Happy Prince
18 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as a kid in the 80s. Only just saw it again, tonight, on this site whilst searching about this old, vague memory I had about a statue of a gold prince. Was incredulous to find, in the first instance, that it really did exist. And, in the second instance, that the voice of the swallow (whose voice I had a vivid memory of and think I fell in love with as a child) was the very voice of the woman who was Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins - that brilliant ?Suffragette! The Golden Prince, so it turns out, was the one film that has stayed in my memory for over 23 years (without knowing/remembering its title until tonight) and I've never forgotten it. But I have to say, the thing I remembered about this film, above all else, was the bird plucking the last shred of gold off the statue and, well, how sad I felt about that whole thing. So glad to have been able to see it again tonight after nearly a quarter of a century. The animation looks so poor now, but still absolutely the most poignant memory of my younger days. Thank you Oscar Wilde (I never knew I was so cultured at such a young age!) and Michael Mills (for bringing it to film) xxx


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