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The Little Prince (1974)

A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet.

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Based on the story by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this magical musical fable begins as a pilot makes a forced landing on the barren Sahara Desert. He is befriended by a "little" prince from the planet Asteroid B-612. In the days that follow, the pilot learns of the small boy's history and planet-hopping journeys in which he met a King, a businessman, an historian, and a general. It isn't until he comes to Earth that the Little Prince learns the secrets of the importance of life from a Fox, a Snake, and the pilot. Written by Rone Barton Lokarr <sandbox2@ix.netcom.com>

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Movie reviewer Stewart Klein of WNEW-TV in New York reviewed this film using only seven words: "The Little Prince is a big dog." See more »

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The Snake: One sting and you'll be singing as your soul ascends.
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Referenced in Role Model: Gene Wilder (2008) See more »

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I'm On Your Side
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Richard Kiley
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A Valiant Effort.
3 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

Certainly much thoughtfulness, sincerity and hard work was poured into this little film.

However, many great literary masterpieces cannot be captured on film. `The Little Prince' is one such treasure. Sadly, grown-ups often cannot see the truth. The most important of all truths is the very last one the Little Prince learned at the end of his sojourn: `It is only with the heart one can see clearly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.'

Read the book. See it with your hearts.


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