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The Little Prince (1974)

G  |   |  Family, Fantasy, Musical  |  7 November 1974 (USA)
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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 <>

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7 November 1974 (USA)  »

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El principito  »

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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 »


The Fox: Because you wasted so much time on me, you made me feel very important.
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Version of Le petit prince (1965) See more »


Be Happy
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Donna McKechnie
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Classic 70's film
4 May 2004 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I'm totally mystified by the previous review. This movie is a product of its time -- 1974 -- so why blame it for that? You wouldn't criticize "Don't Look Now" because Donald Sutherland wears wide lapels.

"The Little Prince" is a pitch-perfect film, beautifully written and filmed, with an amazing sense of humor. Yes, it's totally dated, and some of the songs are horrible, but it's got an originality even "West Side Story," another classic stylish film, can't match.

If you want irony, American humor or 21st century attitude, avoid this film like the plague. But if you can appreciate brilliant little films that wear their hearts on their sleeves don't miss this film.

An added bonus: in Bob Fosse's spectacular five minute dance you can see every dance move Michael Jackson ever made.

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