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A Little Princess (1995)

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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.



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When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Release Date:

19 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La princesita  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)


$10,019,307 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Some of the extras in the flower lady scene also played parents in the parents day scene. See more »


Across the foyer from the sitting room in the school, we can see a music room that has two windows, but from the outside there are no windows. Also, it's impossible for there to be a room to the right of the foyer because on the outside there is not enough room. See more »


[Captain Crewe has just presented his young daughter with a doll named Emily]
Capt. Crewe: Whenever you're afraid, or miss me terribly... just tell Emily. And she'll get the message to me, wherever I am. And I'll send one back right away... so that when you hug her... you'll really be getting a hug from me.
Sara Crewe: ...It's alright, Papa. I'm going to be fine.
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Kindle My Heart
Written by Maggie Smith
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"Stunningly Beautiful"
1 September 2001 | by (US of A) – See all my reviews

This is the most facsinating movie to watch. It is the kind of movie that takes your breath away with its mystery, emotion, color, life, and intensity. The theme of India is so exsquisitly woven into the story with that robust color and mystery. The little girl is cherished by the audience. The emotion of her trials and joys causes goosebumps on my arms. This is 'A Little Princess' masterpiece.

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