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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Though made for television, the film was theatrically released in some territories such as France, England and Australia. See more »

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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 »

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Minna: My boy is your right and proper heir and I want what's comin' to me.
Ben Tipton: What's comin' to you is the back of my hand.
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Version of Little Lord Fauntleroy (1976) See more »

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Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
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Traditional
By James A. Bland
[Ceddie dances at the ball]
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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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