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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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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
Frederick Loewe 
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
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
Vernon Messenger .... sound effects editor
Bill Rowe .... sound mixer
Jim Willis .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
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 .... arranger
Angela Morley .... orchestrator
Thelma Orr .... music editor
 
Other crew
Gordon Arnell .... unit publicist
Maurice Binder .... main title design
Al Burgess .... location manager
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
Arthur Carroll .... production executive
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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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 little prince:Somewhere my flowers up there. It's a flower and in one moment all the stars will go dark.See more »
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Referenced in 1981 (2009)See more »
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I'm On Your SideSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Terrific film, 10 June 2008
Author: cknob-1 from United States

Stanley Donen's cinematic adaptation of Antoine De Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince is a delightful musical that will appeal to children and adults alike. The film is adequately paced at 88 minutes and will hold the attention of its young audience. The cinematography of Christopher Challis does justice to Saint-Exupery's original art work in the novelette. The stark beauty of the desert and the crisp brilliance of the night sky provide a beautiful backdrop to the sweet interaction between The Pilot and The Little Prince played by Richard Kiley and the adorable and competent Steven Warner. The film remains faithful to much of the original story except for a 1970s upgrade of the inhabitants of the Prince's neighboring planets. The drunkard, the lamplighter and the vain man of the novel are replaced by more contemporary representations of frivolously driven grown-ups. There is more than just a hint of Cold War era futility and fear flavoring these characters. In the novel, The King ridiculously rules over no one on a small empty planet. In the film, he has been replaced by a boarder patrolling royal figure demanding "Where are your papers. Where is your passport?" Another planet is home to a general commanding an army without soldiers who proudly lectures on the virtues of military discipline. In a world 30 years into the Cold War and exhausted from a decade of Vietnam, these were much more appropriate symbols of pointless and aimless grown-up affairs. In viewing these planetary visits, Challis' work is technically impressive. A majority of the scenes are shot through a circular, fish eye lens adding a claustrophobic feel to the action played out on these tiny worlds. Bob Fosse's choreography is impressive. I wish the same could be said of his performance in the film as The Snake. I wondered how he would work some of his trademark accessories into the portrayal in a subtle and intelligent manner. Instead, he looks ridiculous in chapeau, black gloves and spats dancing well worn steps from "Cabaret" among the rocks and sagebrush. I'm certain young viewers will enjoy the movie regardless but Fosse is an actor with average delivery skills who truly shines by creating in the dance studio or directing behind the camera. Several years later, he wisely turned portrayal of the thinly veiled biographical character Joe Gideon in "All That Jazz" over to actor Roy Scheider and the result was 9 Oscar nominations and 4 awards. Gene Wilder is excellent as The Fox. His gentle voice and appearance is wonderfully suited to roles in children's film and he taps into the same spirit he brought to Willie Wonka in "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". No child would fear taming this gentle creature.

In all, the film is cinematically beautiful, wonderfully told, sweet, sad and endearing. Like the novel, it should be enjoyed by film-goers of all ages.

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