IMDb > "A Little Princess" (1986)

"A Little Princess" (1986) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1986-

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
8.7/10   451 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 34% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Contact:
View company contact information for A Little Princess on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1
Release Date:
21 February 1987 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her father, an army captain, and the Victorian London girls' school where he places her... See more »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
True to the novel, even the end See more (26 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 25 of 28)

Maureen Lipman ... Miss Minchin (6 episodes, 1987)
Amelia Shankley ... Sara Crewe (6 episodes, 1987)

Miriam Margolyes ... Miss Amelia (6 episodes, 1987)

Annette Badland ... 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)

Nigel Havers ... Carrisford (4 episodes, 1987)

Meera Syal ... 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)

Patsy Rowlands ... Baker's Wife (2 episodes, 1987)
Mia Fothergill ... Waif (2 episodes, 1987)
(more)

Series Directed by
Carol Wiseman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Frances Hodgson Burnett (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Nick Elliott .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Ellen Freyer .... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Colin Shindler .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Rachel Portman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
David Taylor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Clayton Parker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Lesley Weeks (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Gordon Melhuish (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Linda Mattock (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Wendy Brown .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Mike Fairman .... sound (unknown episodes)
Nigel Holmes .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bert Wilkins .... lighting technician (unknown episodes)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
USA:163 min
Country:
Language:
Color:

Did You Know?

Quotes:
Miss Minchin:Aren't you going to thank me?
Sara Crewe:Thank you?
Miss Minchin:For my kindness in giving you a home!
Sara Crewe:No, Miss Minchin, you are not kind. And this is not a home.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "A Little Princess" (1973)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
True to the novel, even the end, 15 February 1999
Author: Lori S from Maryland, USA

Take heart, fans of this very true-to-the-novel movie version, the new American channel Pax TV shows this movie sometimes, but unfortunately has cut about 50 minutes from it, making it about an hour and 45 minutes long. Still, it is heartening that this detailed version is faithful to the novel's setting of 1880s London, and the premise that Sarah's father has truly died, altho his "dear friend" finally finds the long-lost Sarah in the end. I would have liked more exterior scenes, but good acting by all.

An interesting note - the novel started as a short story called "Sarah Crewe, or What Happened at Miss Minchin's" in the 1880s, serialized for a magazine. Response was so positive, that after the author Frances Burnett had adapted it for the stage at the turn of the century and called it "A Little Princess," she re-wrote the book version, adding length and detail, and calling it "Little Princess" as well. The latter is what most know about and what you will find in the bookstores, but both versions are available on the internet to compare texts.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (26 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "A Little Princess" (1986)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Sympathy for Sara/Becky Mondhaeschen
DVD Oops AngelGirl91602
two or three casettes? butterfly_1490
a question about the part where sara gets the new doll dqmwfan
Feature Films For Families will be releasing on DVD soon davethompson10
little princess Brand-ie
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
A Little Princess The Little Princess Jane Eyre Picnic at Hanging Rock An Education
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews IMDb TV section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button