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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 »
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Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A sweet confection of a film-one of the overlooked gems of the '90s See more (115 total) »

Cast

  (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
(WGA)
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)
 
Stunts
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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97 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
As Sarah rides down the street at the film's conclusion, the name of one of the stores on the street is A.C. Blomquist & Co. Alan C. Blomquist was the executive producer of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Sara's shawl is blowing down the street, someone wearing a white glove can be seen holding one end of the shawl in one of the shots.See more »
Quotes:
Sara Crewe:[as Becky serves her breakfast] Thank you.
Miss Minchin:Sara, there's no talking at the table.
Sara Crewe:Doesn't seem natural.
[the other girls stare at her in shock]
Miss Minchin:[staring at Sara coldly] I won't say it again.
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Sonata in C Minor: Andantino expressivoSee more »

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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A sweet confection of a film-one of the overlooked gems of the '90s, 2 December 2005
Author: Scott Piehler from Atlanta, GA

This movie is on my short list of great live action family films. If you believe that every girl is a princess, this is the movie for you. Beautifully staged and shot, well-acted, superbly directed. This movie works from start to finish.

Some reviewers here on IMDb have slammed the film as overly sentimental. If you don't like movies with a sweet disposition, this isn't your film. Let's put it this way: if you think Frank Capra was the bane of American film-making, you're gonna hate this movie. If you judge films on a "the darker, the better" scale-why are you even watching this? Another caveat: I haven't read the book. The movie apparently takes great liberties with the book. If this kind of thing bothers you, stay away.

Alfonso Cuaron shows a deft handling of the sense of wonder here. When he was announced as the director of Harry Potter 3, his work on Little Princess made me confident he'd deliver the goods. One reviewer tried to declare that "Princess" was a calculated attempt by Cuaron to to get a gig on the Potter series. Impossible. "Princess" was released in 1995, and "Sorceror's/Philosopher's Stone" was PUBLISHED in 1998.

This is a small, quiet, sweet little film the entire family can enjoy, without insulting Mom & Dad's intelligence. It is the next step for all little girls who are starting to outgrow Belle/Ariel/Jasmine and the rest of the animated princesses. This Little Princess is real, and her story is worth watching.

Side note-little boys might not find the film engaging. It is kind of chick-flick for the tween set. That doesn't mean it's totally male-unfriendly. Fathers of daughters will be hard-pressed to avoid shedding a tear or two.

If you have a tween daughter, save some rental money and just buy it! She's going to watch it over and over.

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