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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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True to the story, not to pop culture (yay!). 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:
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?
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
True to the story, not to pop culture (yay!)., 30 January 1999
Author: Techie-6 from Chapel Hill, NC

This is definitely the best version of "A Little Princess" that I've ever personally seen. Unlike that crappy 1995 one set in New York or the one with Shirley Temple making me want to slap her, the PBS version had a Sara who looked like Sara as she was described in the book. Not only that, she *acted* like the Sara in the book, not like a whiny, boring little snot. All the acting was very good, especially Miss Minchin's sister (Miriam Margolyes) and the other schoolgirls. The screenplay was excellent. Without relying on copying the actual words and phrases of the book (although crucial plot moments were often almost word-for-word), it was very true to the spirit and intention of the book and didn't offend people who have loved and re-read the story. This is unusual for a movie based on a book. Also, the cinematography showed the dreariness of Sara's life and world very clearly with its rainy, muted colors.

All in all this was a completely wonderful movie. See it if you possibly can, although since it was broadcast on PBS at least ten years ago it's probably hard to find .

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