Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt's only grandson and heir lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old, asks them to come to England. Ceddie, now Lord Fauntleroy, is an adorable little... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (based on the novel by)
Reviews
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith
Little Lord Fauntleroy (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: George Baker, Betsy Brantley, Michael Benz
Drama | Fantasy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director: Václav Vorlícek
Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story of a young Viking boy who accompanies his father, the chief of their village, and his men on their adventures -- and often is the person who uses his wit and instincts to help the men in their times of need.

Director: Michael Herbig
Stars: Jonas Hämmerle, Waldemar Kobus, Günther Kaufmann
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A poor boy and the Prince of Wales exchange identities, but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Mark Lester
Action | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young humanoid alien who gets stranded on earth hooks up with a grizzled old sheriff in a western town and tries to help him solve a tough case, but the sheriff doesn't want any help from a "kid."

Director: Michele Lupo
Stars: Bud Spencer, Raimund Harmstorf, Cary Guffey
Attacker You (TV Series 1984)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Stars: Yûko Kobayashi, Naoko Matsui, Michihiro Ikemizu
Little Women (TV Series 1987)
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Keiko Han, Eiko Yamada, Mayumi Shô
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a plane carrying various animals makes a forced landing on a desert island, the only chance to escape is to convert the plane into a boat.

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: Elliott Gould, Geneviève Bujold, Ricky Schroder
Seven Dwarfs (2004)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The Seven Dwarves live deep within a female-free-zone of the Enchanted Forest, but they cannot resist the innocent charms of Snow White when she enters their world. So when the evil queen (Nina Hagen) abducts her, it is up to the dwarves to save her life.

Director: Sven Unterwaldt Jr.
Stars: Otto Waalkes, Mirco Nontschew, Boris Aljinovic
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Yuu Morisawa, an ordinary schoolgirl, leads a double life as the magical singer Creamy Mami.

Stars: Takako Ôta, Yû Mizushima, Kaneta Kimotsuki
Little Lord Fauntleroy (TV Series 1976)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Stars: Preston Lockwood, Glenn Anderson, Jennie Linden
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Eric Porter ...
Colin Blakely ...
...
...
Carmel McSharry ...
Antonia Pemberton ...
...
John Cater ...
...
...
Ann Way ...
Miss Smith
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt's only grandson and heir lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old, asks them to come to England. Ceddie, now Lord Fauntleroy, is an adorable little fellow. The Earl, who at first was rather distant, becomes more en more fond of him. Then Minna shows up. She claims she was married to the Earl's eldest son and that her son, being their child, is the Earl's true heir... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 November 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Little Lord Fontleroy  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ricky Schroder was about ten years old when he appeared in this movie whilst Alec Guinness was around sixty-six years old. The age difference between the two was almost sixty years, fifty-six to be exact. See more »

Goofs

At the Christmas banquet at the end of the movie, Ceddie is starting to eat just before having to give his speech. After his speech, the tables are still empty and dinner is begin served. See more »

Quotes

Hobbs: I'll be jiggered.
Lord Fauntleroy: I'm jiggered too, Mr. Hobbs.
See more »

Connections

Version of Little Lord Fauntleroy (1914) See more »

Soundtracks

We Wish You A Merry Christmas
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Christmas at Dorringcourt]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Remembering this movie from a fathers perspective
29 November 2005 | by (Brisbane Australia) – See all my reviews

This film was released in 1980 (as stated), three years after my younger daughter was born. I taped it on TV, and she watched it avidly for many years. It became a milestone in our family life.

Within a year of first seeing it, my daughter knew every line of the script, and we would watch her watching the movie, her lips moving, speaking all the parts...(she was of course, going to marry Ricky Schroder). She still has the tape, and even at 28 years of age, still watches it from time to time. But it is sadly worn, and like another reviewer, I too long for it to be re-released on DVD. It is a beautifully made story performed equally beautifully by a superb cast.

It is an exiting story for all ages, with a feel good ending reminiscent of a kinder and more gentle age. May it last forever, and if anyone knows where it may be purchased, either new on tape, or even if it has indeed been released on DVD...please, PLEASE let me know...Enjoy! Brian Arpel


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD cyndibrook
Is this on DVD yet? Kris629
If not on DVD how about VHS? ashton_clark
my grandad aliciaisabel
How much did Ceddie know? Cantoris-2
Music Score - Allyn Ferguson Marcus Laubner
Discuss Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?