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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family | Romance  -  25 November 1980 (USA)
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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 »

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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>

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Fourth film version of "Little Lord Fauntleroy". The first was Little Lord Fauntleroy (1914), the second was Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) and the third was Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936). The first two versions were silent and these three were all in black-and-white. See more »

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Towards the end, Mr Hobbs and Dick read Cedric's letter in New York, informing them of Minna's competing claim. Mr Hobbs shows Dick a newspaper article stating that the legitimate heir to Dorincourt had been found. The newspaper is dated January 24, 1872. This implies that the conversation between the two takes place after Christmas. In the following sequences, however, Mr Hobbs and the Tipton brothers travel to Dorincourt and spend Christmas there. Of course it is possible that the stay of the three at Dorincourt occurs over the next Christmas, but this would require almost a year to pass between Dick's discovery that Minna is a fraud and the revelation. This would be unlikely, given Havisham's and the Earl's urgency to resolve the matter. See more »

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Hobbs: [reading a letter from Ceddie aloud to Dick] "I miss you and Dick. There's a dungeon under the castle but my grandpa never put anyone in there."
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Hobbs: Oh yeah? "Your old friend, Ceddie Lord Fauntleroy. P.S. - I have to sign it that way."
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Version of A kis lord (1918) See more »

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas
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[Christmas at Dorringcourt]
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One of the all time Guiness Greats
9 April 2001 | by (Glasgow) – See all my reviews

This was indeed one of the best ever. I loved Ceddy's rendition of "Oh dem golden slippers".

Throughout it was well timed and a real tear jerker.

I lost my copy several years ago - anyone know where one is available???


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