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The Little Prince (1974)

A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet.

Director:

Stanley Donen

Writers:

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (story "Le Petit Prince"), Alan Jay Lerner | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steven Warner ... The Little Prince
Joss Ackland ... The King
Clive Revill ... The Business Man
Victor Spinetti ... The Historian
Graham Crowden ... The General
Richard Kiley ... The Pilot
Donna McKechnie Donna McKechnie ... The Rose
Bob Fosse ... The Snake
Gene Wilder ... The Fox
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Storyline

Based on the story by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this magical musical fable begins as a pilot makes a forced landing on the barren Sahara Desert. He is befriended by a "little" prince from the planet Asteroid B-612. In the days that follow, the pilot learns of the small boy's history and planet-hopping journeys in which he met a King, a businessman, an historian, and a general. It isn't until he comes to Earth that the Little Prince learns the secrets of the importance of life from a Fox, a Snake, and the pilot. Written by Rone Barton Lokarr <sandbox2@ix.netcom.com>

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G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El principito See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo (1937 Reissue) (Stereo)| 4-Track Stereo (1937 Reissue) (Stereo)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the hot weather he had to endure throughout his scenes while wearing a suit, Bob Fosse did his role (The Snake) and choreography as a favor for Director and friend Stanley Donen. See more »

Goofs

Since a boa constrictor is not venomous, its bite would not be dangerous to a person. See more »

Quotes

The Little Prince: It's not a matter of yes Prince to you is it?
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Referenced in 1981 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

You're A Child
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Joss Ackland and Clive Revill
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CHARMING MASTERPIECE
3 October 2003 | by pik923See all my reviews

Many have disliked THE LITTLE PRINCE, it was not what one would call a great success. What a pity! It embodies all those great attributes of the musical era of fantasy, entertainment and charm. Stanley Donen is a master craftsman of the musical genre of film making. A lifetime of devotion to his craft of musical theatre - on and off the silver screen. It is a pity the film is not available on DVD, that the film has not made a comeback after all these years. There are no criticisms, gratefulness yes for the likes of Bob Fosse, Victor Spinetti, the elegance of Richard Kiley, and Gene Wilder in perhaps one of his finest, controlled and loving roles ever on screen.

Watch the film and if you have children watch it with them! This film should be a must for once a year screening, in the tradition of THE WIZARD OF OZ. It is music, film, story magic, that touches the heart, touches the soul, touches imagination.


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