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The Happy Prince (1974)

A royal statue makes friends with a small swallow.

Director:

Michael Mills

Writers:

Michael Mills (adaptation), Oscar Wilde (story)
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Credited cast:
Christopher Plummer ... The Happy Prince (voice)
Glynis Johns ... Swallow (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Codner John Codner ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jill Frappier Jill Frappier ... Additional Voices (voice)
Howard Ryshpan ... Additional Voices (voice)
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A royal statue makes friends with a small swallow.

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Connections

Referenced in Nowhere Boy (2009) See more »

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Fly to the Skies of Blue
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Music and Lyrics by Ron Goodwin
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The Happy Prince
18 March 2008 | by hippieharrieSee all my reviews

I saw this film as a kid in the 80s. Only just saw it again, tonight, on this site whilst searching about this old, vague memory I had about a statue of a gold prince. Was incredulous to find, in the first instance, that it really did exist. And, in the second instance, that the voice of the swallow (whose voice I had a vivid memory of and think I fell in love with as a child) was the very voice of the woman who was Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins - that brilliant ?Suffragette! The Golden Prince, so it turns out, was the one film that has stayed in my memory for over 23 years (without knowing/remembering its title until tonight) and I've never forgotten it. But I have to say, the thing I remembered about this film, above all else, was the bird plucking the last shred of gold off the statue and, well, how sad I felt about that whole thing. So glad to have been able to see it again tonight after nearly a quarter of a century. The animation looks so poor now, but still absolutely the most poignant memory of my younger days. Thank you Oscar Wilde (I never knew I was so cultured at such a young age!) and Michael Mills (for bringing it to film) xxx


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1974 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ihanat satuklassikot: Pieni merenneito & Onnellinen prinssi See more »

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Mono

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Color
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