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A Little Princess 

A young girl accustomed to living luxuriously is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her rich father is suddenly broke and dies in far-off India.

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Complete series cast summary:
Amelia Shankley ...
Natalie Abbott ...
Alison Reynolds ...
 Ermengarde 6 episodes, 1987
Katrina Heath ...
Joanna Dukes ...
Johanna Hargreaves ...
 Henrietta 5 episodes, 1987
Jessica Simpson ...
David Yelland ...
 Captain Crewe 4 episodes, 1987
John Bird ...
 Mr. Carmichael 3 episodes, 1987
 Mrs. Carmichael 3 episodes, 1987
Tariq Alibai ...
Christopher Haley ...
Zoe Mair ...
Alessia Gwyther ...
Marianne Borgo ...
 Mariette 2 episodes, 1987
 Baker's Wife 2 episodes, 1987
Mia Fothergill ...


Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her army-captain father 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

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Release Date:

21 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kis hercegnő  »

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Carrisford: That's because I feel guilty - sending Carmichael off to Moscow...
Ram Dass: There is a verse in Bhavad Gita. Krishna, in his sermon to Arjuna, advises that, where the goal is worthy, action is always better than inaction! Even if the consequences of such action are to be regretted!
Carrisford: [looking at him incredulously] You made that up.
Ram Dass: Yes, sahib...
Carrisford: You're an old fraud, Ram Dass - but I don't know what I would do without you...
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The Best Version, wish it was on DVD
30 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I rented this movie at least 10 times when we had it at our local library. It was wonderful! Unfortunately, it is listed as "lost" now. Wish I was the one it was "lost" to. I was disappointed in the newer version, it wasn't true to the book and while visually beautiful didn't have the depth that this version has. The only very little complaint I have is that Amelia Shankley seems older than the Sara I imagined. This is excusable because Sara was supposed to seem quiet and older than she really was. I haven't seen this movie in years but it has stuck with me for more than 10 years. The only place I've been able to find it is eBay and Amazon. I'm not sure if you can buy it new but I really would love for Wonderworks (or whoever they are now) to re-release it on DVD.

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