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A Little Princess -- Sarah attends boarding school in London while her father is away on business.  During her time there, she is led to believe that her father has been killed and she is left as an orphaned maid forever indebted to the evil headmistress Miss Michen.
A Little Princess -- A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.
A Little Princess -- A wealthy, precocious and loving child is raised in India, but sent away to a New York boarding school by her beloved father when he must go off to war.
A Little Princess -- A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.


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Release Date:
10 May 1995 (USA) See more »
From the forests of India to the streets of New York comes the remarkable adventure of a little girl whose courage is as big as her dreams. See more »
A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Liesel Matthews ... Sara Crewe

Eleanor Bron ... Miss Minchin

Liam Cunningham ... Capt. Crewe / Prince Rama

Rusty Schwimmer ... Amelia Minchin

Arthur Malet ... Charles Randolph

Vanessa Lee Chester ... Becky
Errol Sitahal ... Ram Dass

Heather DeLoach ... Ermengarde

Taylor Fry ... Lavinia
Darcie Bradford ... Jesse

Rachael Bella ... Betsy
Alexandra Rea-Baum ... Gertrude

Camilla Belle ... Jane

Lauren Blumenfeld ... Rosemary

Kelsey Mulrooney ... Lottie
Kaitlin Cullum ... Ruth

Alison Moir ... Princess Sita

Time Winters ... Frances (milkman)
Lomax Study ... Monsieur Dufarge

Vincent Schiavelli ... Mr. Barrow
Pushpa Rawal ... Maya
Rahi Azizi ... Laki
Ken Palmer ... John Randolph
Helen Greenberg ... Flower lady
Norman Merrill ... Doctor in hospital
Peggy Miley ... Mabel (cook)
Robert P. Cohen ... Ermengarde's father
Will Blomquist ... Rich boy in street (as William Blomquist)
David Fresco ... Beggar man in Fantasy Forest

Judith Drake ... Bakery woman (as Judith D. Drake)

Chris Ellis ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jonás Cuarón ... Chimney-sweeper (uncredited)

Juliana Harkavy ... Girl in India (uncredited)

Jack Holland ... Infantry Soldier (uncredited)

London Vale ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Sandeep Walia ... Indian servant (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfonso Cuarón 
Writing credits
Frances Hodgson Burnett (novel)

Richard LaGravenese (screenplay) and
Elizabeth Chandler (screenplay)

Produced by
Alan C. Blomquist .... executive producer
Dalisa Cohen .... co-producer
Amy Ephron .... executive producer
Mark Johnson .... producer
Barry Levinson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Patrick Doyle 
Cinematography by
Emmanuel Lubezki 
Film Editing by
Steven Weisberg 
Casting by
Jill Greenberg Sands 
Production Design by
Bo Welch 
Art Direction by
Tom Duffield 
Set Decoration by
Cheryl Carasik 
Costume Design by
Judianna Makovsky 
Makeup Department
Fríða Aradóttir .... hair stylist
Bonnie Clevering .... hair stylist
Julie Hewett .... makeup artist
Robert Norin .... makeup artist (as Robert N. Norin)
Production Management
Robert P. Cohen .... unit production manager
Sara Dee .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Catherine Bond .... second second assistant director
Tom Davies .... first assistant director: second unit
Stephen P. Dunn .... first assistant director
David Fudge .... second assistant director
Christina Stauffer .... second second assistant director
Gabriela Vázquez .... second assistant director: second unit
Bo Welch .... second unit director
Art Department
Fred Apolito .... propmaker
John Dexter .... set designer
Michael Diersing .... construction coordinator
Giacomo G. Ghiazza .... illustrator
Lawrence A. Hubbs .... set designer (as Larry Hubbs)
Scott Lafferty .... carpenter
David Manhan .... lead man
Dave Margolin .... painter
Andrew Petrotta .... assistant property master
Jacques Rey .... illustrator
Stephanie Schwartzman .... art department coordinator
Jeffrey Thomas .... stand-by greensman
Clyde Zimmerman .... paint supervisor
Carlo Basail .... greens crafts service (uncredited)
Tim R. Lafferty .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mary Andrews .... supervising adr editor
José Antonio .... sound
Richard Beggs .... sound designer
Richard Beggs .... supervising re-recording mixer
Michael J. Benavente .... sound editor
Laurie Bernard .... first assistant sound editor (as Madalin Laurie Bernard)
Ruth Bird .... assistant adr editor
Marty Church .... adr mixer
Simon Coke .... sound editor
Pud Cusack .... boom operator
Ann Ducommun .... first assistant sound editor
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady .... assistant sound editor
José Antonio García .... sound mixer
Steven Gerrior .... assistant sound editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor (as Nicholas V. Korda)
Tom Meadows .... sound mixer
Bob Newlan .... supervising sound editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Mark Pappas .... sound editor
Kim Petty .... cableperson
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Richardson .... sound editor
Donald Sylvester .... foley editor
Donald Sylvester .... sound editor (as Don Sylvester)
Hugo Weng .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Alan E. Lorimer .... special effects
Lambert Powell .... special effects
Floyd Van Wey .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Matt Farell .... digital artist
Evelyn Fitzgerald .... visual effects coordinator
Amy Harrington .... visual effects production manager
Rob House .... digital artist
Hiroki Itokazu .... digital artist
Eugene Jeong .... digital artist
Kallan Kagan .... visual effects coordinator
Amy McNamara .... digital artist (as Amy McNamara Farrell)
Shawna Olwen .... digital artist: Warner Brothers Imaging Technology
Katherine Percy .... digital artist
Dane Picard .... digital artist
John Scheele .... senior visual effects supervisor: Warner Bros.
John Scheele .... visual effects supervisor
Jesse Silver .... visual effects supervisor
Ariel Velasco-Shaw .... CGI supervisor (as Ariel Shaw)
Gary Allan Parks .... production engineer (uncredited)
Kevin Andrew Smith .... systems administrator: Warner Brothers Imaging Technology (uncredited)
Joseph Thomas .... animation cameraman (uncredited)
Kathy Brock .... stunt performer
Charles Croughwell .... stunt coordinator
Joe Finnegan .... stunt performer
Svetla Krasteva .... stunt performer
Lee Poppie .... stunt performer
Scott Sproule .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian W. Armstrong .... first assistant camera
George M. Chappell .... electrician
Murray Close .... still photographer
Glenn Corbett .... rigging gaffer
Robert Gray .... key grip
Chris Hayes .... camera operator
Bud Heller .... best boy
Chris Hood .... additional second assistant camera
Kenny King .... best boy
Kris Krosskove .... camera operator
Mark Mele .... rigging technician
Charles Minsky .... director of photography: second unit (as Charles D. Minsky)
Dayton Nietert .... chief lighting technician
Jeff Orsa .... lighting technician
Brad Rea .... dolly grip
Greg Wardell .... assistant chief lighting technician
Steve Wolfe .... assistant chief lighting technician
Harry Zimmerman .... second assistant camera
Robert Zullo .... grip
Casting Department
Adele Daniller .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Tracy Kaplan .... casting: Chicago
Leigh Ann Oshirak .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Amy Taksen .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Sheila Trezise .... casting: London
Erika Herzog .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marci R. Johnson .... set costumer
Marilyn Matthews .... assistant costume designer
Florence-Isabelle Megginson .... assistant costume designer
Sue Moore .... costume supervisor
Kelly Porter .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Camille Bourque .... assistant editor
Samuel Craven .... additional editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Bob Kaiser .... color timer (as Robert Kaiser)
Evelyn Purwins .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Lawrence Ashmore .... orchestrator
Abigail Doyle .... performer
Paul Hulme .... scoring mixer
Roy Prendergast .... music editor
Maggie Rodford .... score co-producer
David Snell .... conductor
Transportation Department
Kenneth Newland .... transportation captain
Other crew
Steph Benseman .... location manager
Paula Benson-Himes .... production secretary
Christof Bove .... intern
Kevin Brennan .... staff assistant
Richard Castro .... payroll accountant
Jonás Cuarón .... staff assistant
Chandos Erwin .... staff assistant (as John Chandos Erwin)
Jill Frenzel .... staff assistant
Gonzalo García Barcha .... title designer
Shawn Gillespie .... assistant accountant
Claudette Grand .... studio teacher
Mark Harden .... animal coordinator
Steve Hinton .... pilot
Susann Jones .... assistant: Mark Johnson
June Jordan .... stand-in
Bryan A. Kenny .... assistant: Mr. Cuarón
John Labib .... assistant production secretary
Matt Luber .... staff assistant
Andrew Magarian .... consultant
Robin Meier .... staff assistant
Rebecca Melisi .... staff assistant
Kari Ann Messina .... unit publicist
Lori Miyakawa .... assistant accountant
Steve Montal .... staff assistant
Carol Mukhalian .... harp coach
B.J. Smith .... first aid (as PJ Smith)
P.J. Smith .... first aid
Ricki L. Stein .... production accountant
Linda Stone .... studio teacher
Cynthia Upstill .... script supervisor
Nadia Venesse .... dialect coach
Chris Winn .... key craft service
Harry Winters .... staff assistant
Deborah Ambrosino .... milliner (uncredited)
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant manager (uncredited)
Michael Haro .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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97 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Germany:0 | Iceland:L | Italy:T | Peru:PT | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | UK:U | USA:G (certificate #33528)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The name of Ram Dass's monkey is Hanuman, which is the name of the monkey god who helped Prince Rama rescue Sita from Ravana in "The Ramayana".See more »
Anachronisms: There are many latex balloons as decorations at Sara Crewe's birthday party in 1914 or 1915. However, the modern balloon that we see pictured in the film was not invented until 1931.See more »
[the amnesiac Capt. Crewe comes across Sara crying in a corner of a darkened room in Randolph's house]
Capt. Crewe:What is it? Why are you crying? Please tell me. I won't hurt you. Won't you tell me your name?
Sara Crewe:[sobbing] Sara.
Capt. Crewe:'Sara'... that's such a pretty name. Sara...
Sara Crewe:[there is a flash of lightening, and the lights suddenly come back on] Papa...
[she rises, and stares at Crewe in shock]
Sara Crewe:Papa...
Capt. Crewe:What did you say?
Sara Crewe:[she runs to him, and he tries to hold her away] Papa...
Capt. Crewe:I'm sorry...
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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful little movie you might have missed, 12 November 2004
Author: jbwood421 from Marion, AR, USA

Just before seeing this movie, I wasn't expecting much. There just wasn't anything else on TV, and this was just beginning, so I decided to give it a chance. It wasn't very long in before I began to realize that this wasn't just your ordinary, run-of-the-mill, by-the-numbers production. First of all, the movie, with all of the obvious attention to the sets and costume design and how it was photographed, just look absolutely beautiful. Then, the acting is simply superb by everybody, and not just the principal performers. Alfonso Cuaron (who was later tabbed to direct the 3rd Harry Potter movie, really showed his stuff in this film, which in my opinion was largely overlooked, as I don't remember a whole lot of publicity being done when it was first released, which is a shame, because a lot of effort went into making this such a good movie. Equally appealing to kids and adults alike, which is pretty rare as well. Highly recommended!

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