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7 November 1974 (USA) See more »
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A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Magical musical tale in which a pilot meets a young boy who want to learn about life See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Stanley Donen 
 
Writing credits
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (story "Le Petit Prince")

Alan Jay Lerner 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  novel

Produced by
Stanley Donen .... producer
A. Joseph Tandet .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Angela Morley (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
George Hively 
 
Production Design by
John Barry 
 
Art Direction by
Norman Reynolds 
 
Costume Design by
Tim Goodchild 
Shirley Russell 
 
Makeup Department
Ronnie Cogan .... hair stylist
Ernest Gasser .... makeup artist
Eileen Warwick .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Arthur Carroll .... production supervisor
Eric Rattray .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Burgess .... assistant director
Allan James .... first assistant director: Tunisia
 
Art Department
Jock Lyall .... construction manager: location
W.E. Welch .... construction manager: studio
 
Sound Department
Jim Groom .... dubbing editor
Bill Rowe .... sound mixer
Jim Willis .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Vernon Messenger .... special effects technician
John Richardson .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Tom Howard .... photographic effects (as Thomas Howard)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
John Palmer .... camera operator
Paul Wilson .... director of photography: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Guerin .... wardrobe master
 
Music Department
Douglas Gamley .... conductor
Angela Morley .... music supervisor
Angela Morley .... orchestrator
Thelma Orr .... music editor
 
Other crew
Gordon Arnell .... unit publicist
Al Burgess .... location manager
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
Ronn Forella .... choreographer
Bob Fosse .... choreographer
Sally Jones .... script supervisor
Marjorie Lavelly .... continuity
Kay Mander .... continuity
 

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88 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Richard Burton was actively pursued for the role of the pilot. Burton had had a huge success, on Broadway, with Lerner & Lowe's "Camelot", but had turned down the film role (Camelot (1967)), as he did "The Little Prince".See more »
Quotes:
The Fox:It's only with the heart that one can see clearly. What's essential, is invisible to the eye.See more »
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Referenced in "FLCL" (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
Little PrinceSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Magical musical tale in which a pilot meets a young boy who want to learn about life, 27 October 2012
Author: ma-cortes

This magic picture is a musical fantasy , being based on the children's classic by Antoine Saint-Exupery . It deals with an aviator (Richard Kiley , though Richard Burton was actively pursued for this role) who crashes on the barren desert of Sahara and finds a little alien (Steven Warner) who is a prince on a small planet called asteroid B612 and teaches and guides him about the secrets of importance of love and life . The little boy travels and meets a king (Joss Akland) , a businessman (Clive Revill) , a historian (Victor Spinetti), a General (Graham Crowden) a snake (Bob Fosse) and a fox (Gene Wilder).

Based on the known book considered a classic but doesn't do justice , resulting to be slow-moving , a little bit boring and including excessive songs . Great main cast featured by Richard Kiley as a pilot stranded in the desert who counsels a young boy efficiently played by Steven Warner . Excellent support cast plenty of notorious secondaries as Gene Wilder , Joss Ackland , Clive Revill , Victor Spinetti and special mention to choreographer and filmmaker Bob Fosse who carries out a splendid dancing as a snake . Marvelous and colorful cinematography by Christopher Challis , being filmed on location in Tunisia and interiors shot in Eltree studios , Hertfordshire , England. Enjoyable musical score and songs by the classics Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe . The motion picture was well produced and professionally directed by the musical expert Stanley Donen , though is a major letdown for his fans and failed at box office. Donen realized several musical masterpieces , many of them with the help of producer Arthur Freed , and this time of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe . As he directed some of the best musicals of history such as ¨On the town¨, ¨Singing in the rain¨, ¨Royal Wedding¨ , ¨It's always fair weather¨, ¨Seven brides for seven brothers ¨, ¨Funny face¨ , among others . Rating : Acceptable and passable . Worthwhile watching .

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