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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 »
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1 win See more »
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Cast

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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)
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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)
 

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USA:163 min
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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.
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Version of "Princess Sarah" (2007)See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Not the best Wonderworks movie, but close to it, 6 April 2003

This Little Princess is actually realistic to the book. The 1939 version is annoying and predictable, and Shirley Temple makes Sara seem mean and snotty instead of kind and solemn. And the 1995 version is too modernized. It's good that Liesel Matthews can sing, but what's that got to do with the story? New York? Mr. Randolph? All these details made it hard to concentrate. But this one was was the best out of the three. Amelia Shankely seemed just right for the part of Sara, even looking like her. This movie was sad, but that was the way it was supposed to be, A Little Princess isn't a comedy, although the other two versions though it was, making it too light, while this drama was smart and robust. Everyone did remarkable work.

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