A Little Princess (1986)

TV Mini-Series  | 
8.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 444 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 2 critic

Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her father, an army captain, and the Victorian London girls' school where he places her. But when her father dies, penniless, Sara becomes a skivvy in ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 16 titles
created 26 Dec 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 07 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Little Princess (1986– )

A Little Princess (1986– ) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Little Princess.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1987  
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Little Princess Sara (TV Series 1985)
Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Anime adaption of 1905's children's novel 'A Little Princess'. Sara Crewe arrives in London with her wealthy father to enter Miss Minchin's boarding school for young ladies. Despite an ... See full summary »

Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Taeko Nakanishi, Eiko Yamada
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Butterfly Crush is a modern age love story, set against the backdrop of the music industry, where the villains are a cult, into astrology and virtual dreaming, who peddle their wares ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Clay
Stars: Richard Adams, Jennifer Corren, Hayley Fielding
The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series 1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray
Dreamchild (1985)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar
Stars: Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Peter Gallagher
The Glass Virgin (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually ... See full summary »

Stars: Jan Graveson, Christine Kavanagh, Brendan Coyle
Blast (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Four teenagers pull a prank that goes awry.

Director: Martin Schenk
Stars: Liesel Matthews, Blake Heron, Adam LaVorgna
Martin Chuzzlewit (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A well loved BBC adaptation of one of Charles Dickens lesser read novels. It revolves around some very greedy and selfish relatives who are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewits ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Chambers, Julia Sawalha, Keith Allen
Mother Love (TV Mini-Series 1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A British yuppie couple have a presumably idyllic existence. Yet there is one troubling factor in their lives - an eccentric, and possibly, difficult mother-in-law. Her odd behavior is ... See full summary »

Stars: Diana Rigg, James Wilby, David McCallum
Vanity Fair (TV Mini-Series 1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Natasha Little, Frances Grey, Philip Glenister
A Little Princess (TV Series 1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Sara, a wealthy and imaginative young girl, raised in India, is placed in a London boarding school by her army officer father. But when her father dies, after losing his fortune, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Deborah Makepeace, Lesley Dunlop, Ruth Dunning
Princess Sarah (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story is about a princess named Sarah Crewe, who lives in an elite boarding school with other girls. After her father dies during an expedition, at sea, she becomes an orphan and is ... See full summary »

Stars: Sharlene San Pedro, Albert Martinez, Ai-Ai de las Alas
A Little Princess (TV Series 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Mirai Shida, Mami Asaoka, Natsuko Asô
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Miss Minchin (6 episodes, 1987)
Amelia Shankley ...
 Sara Crewe (6 episodes, 1987)
...
 Miss Amelia (6 episodes, 1987)
...
 Cook (6 episodes, 1987)
Natalie Abbott ...
 Becky (6 episodes, 1987)
Alison Reynolds ...
 Ermengarde (6 episodes, 1987)
Katrina Heath ...
 Lavinia (6 episodes, 1987)
Joann Dukes ...
 Jessie (6 episodes, 1987)
Johanna Hargreaves ...
 Henrietta (5 episodes, 1987)
Jessica Simpson ...
 Lottie (5 episodes, 1987)
...
 Carrisford (4 episodes, 1987)
...
 Anna (3 episodes, 1987)
John Bird ...
 Mr. Carmichael (3 episodes, 1987)
Annie Lambert ...
 Mrs. Carmichael (3 episodes, 1987)
Tariq Alibai ...
 Ram Dass (3 episodes, 1987)
Christopher Haley ...
 Donald (3 episodes, 1987)
Zoe Mair ...
 Janet (3 episodes, 1987)
Alessia Gwyther ...
 Nora (3 episodes, 1987)
Justine Simon ...
 Eleanora (3 episodes, 1987)
Samantha Gale ...
 Elizabeth (3 episodes, 1987)
David Yelland ...
 Captain Crewe (2 episodes, 1987)
John Grillo ...
 Barrow (2 episodes, 1987)
Marianne Borgo ...
 Mariette (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Baker's Wife (2 episodes, 1987)
Mia Fothergill ...
 Waif (2 episodes, 1987)
Edit

Storyline

Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her father, an army captain, and the Victorian London girls' school where he places her. But when her father dies, penniless, Sara becomes a skivvy in Miss Michin's school, befriended only by the scullery maid, Becky, her friends Ermengarde and Lottie, a little monkey, a lascar, and the mysterious man next door. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kis hercegnő  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Miss Minchin: Beg Miss Lavina's pardon.
Sara Crewe: No I won't beg her pardon because it was her fault!
Miss Minchin: Beg her pardon!
[Sara bites her lip]
Miss Minchin: Don't laugh at me you insolent child!
[slaps Sara]
Miss Amelia: Mirah!
Sara Crewe: I wasn't laughing, I was thinking.
Miss Minchin: What?
Sara Crewe: I was thinking it would be a surpise if I turned out to be a princess after all. Wouldn't it?
See more »

Connections

Version of Little Princess Sara (1985) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A faithful adaptation of the book. True to characters and story.
27 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best adaptations of a book ever done. Amelia Shankley captures the character of Sara with a marvelous performance. She maintains her dignity and her natural kindness in spite of the most difficult circumstances. Maureen Lipmann's performance as the selfish, conceited head mistress is also very good. In fact, all of the performances are really very good. And best of all, for once the writers of the screenplay did not feel compelled to significantly change any of the story. The scene with the starving little girl in front of the bun shop is very well done and true to the book. This is a wonderful movie and I am hoping that it will soon be available on DVD.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
a question about the part where sara gets the new doll dqmwfan
Feature Films For Families will be releasing on DVD soon davethompson10
where is the DVD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dqmwfan
two or three casettes? butterfly_1490
Ages butterfly_1490
How about a petition for a DVD? finn-icky
Discuss A Little Princess (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?