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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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This 1980 cinema film is often erroneously referred to being the third film version of the "Little Lord Fauntleroy" story as the first 1914 silent version Little Lord Fauntleroy (1914) has been often overlooked and is less well-known to the public. 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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Earl of Dorincourt: Tell the lady that like all Americans she is exceedingly rude.
Mrs. Errol: Tell his Lordship it is obvious Americans do not have a monopoly on rudeness.
Earl of Dorincourt: Tell the lady she offends me.
Mrs. Errol: Tell his Lordship I certainly hope so.
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Version of O Pequeno Lord (1967) See more »

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Hark the Herald, Angels Sing
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[Christmas at Dorningcourt]
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Excellent Movie with Excellent cast
28 December 2006 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I have just finished watching this movie two days in a row. A better cast could not have been found. I will not bother watching any other remakes of this as any other cast cannot stand up to this one. I have always been a fan of Alec Guiness and he plays the stoic Earl perfectly, even when Fauntleroy catches him off guard. The plot is predictable and moves swiftly, but it is the honest and precocious way Lord Fauntleroy commits the Earl's money and feelings that make this a great movie. Ceddies life on Hester street and his friends, Dick and Mr. Hobbs, was a good beginning, especially Mr. Hobb's political misgivings. I have never read the book or seen any version of this until now, so I found myself looking forward to the next unplanned method Lord Fauntleroy would thaw his Grandfather.I would recommend this to everyone as a great way to relax with the family.


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