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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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A faithful adaptation of the book. True to characters and story. See more (26 total) »

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:
Sara Crewe:Please Miss Minchin, may Becky stay?
Miss Minchin:Why, Sara dear?
Sara Crewe:Because I know she'd enjoy it. After all, she's a young girl, too.
Miss Minchin:She most certainly is not, she's a scullery maid!
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A faithful adaptation of the book. True to characters and story., 27 June 2005
Author: stheffner from United States

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.

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