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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)

An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental Lord, who oversees the trust.

Director:

Jack Gold

Writers:

Blanche Hanalis (screenplay), Frances Hodgson Burnett (based on the novel by)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Schroder ... Lord Fauntleroy
Alec Guinness ... Earl of Dorincourt
Eric Porter ... Havisham
Colin Blakely ... Hobbs
Connie Booth ... Mrs. Errol
Rachel Kempson ... Lady Lorradaile
Carmel McSharry Carmel McSharry ... Mary
Antonia Pemberton Antonia Pemberton ... Dawson
Rolf Saxon ... Dick
John Cater ... Thomas
Peter Copley ... Rev. Muldaur
Patsy Rowlands ... Mrs. Dibble
Ann Way ... Miss Smith
Patrick Stewart ... Wilkins
Gerry Cowper ... Mellon
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Storyline

Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt's only grandson and heir, lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old, asks them to come to England. Ceddie, now Lord Fauntleroy, is an adorable little fellow. The Earl, who at first was rather distant, becomes more and more fond of him. Then Minna shows up. She claims she was married to the Earl's eldest son and that her son, being their child, is the Earl's true heir. Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Little Lord Fontleroy See more »

Filming Locations:

Exton, Rutland, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of two filmed versions of the classic story made within a couple of years, the other being The Adventures of Little Lord Fauntleroy (1982). See more »

Goofs

After the brief chat between Mrs Errol and the Earl in which the driver is told to relay the Earls comments Ceddie and Mrs Errol have a little chat at the cottage the camera fades to a shot of the castle and there is clearly a US flag on the flag pole above the castle. See more »

Quotes

Hobbs: [reading a letter from Ceddie aloud to Dick] "I miss you and Dick. There's a dungeon under the castle but my grandpa never put anyone in there."
[sarcastically]
Hobbs: Oh yeah? "Your old friend, Ceddie Lord Fauntleroy. P.S. - I have to sign it that way."
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Connections

Version of O Jardim Encantado: Episode #1.1 (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark the Herald, Angels Sing
(uncredited)
Written by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
[Christmas at Dorningcourt]
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Yes you can get this on a DVD!
21 January 2005 | by richardstricklandSee all my reviews

Our family have loved this film for years. (see my comments posted in December 2003) But our recorded VHS version had deteriorated so much that it was no longer enjoyable to watch. I tried the "normal" means to searched for a DVD version but without success. I could only find VHS "collectable" copies at ludicrous prices (£40 to £50 plus postage, etc.) . Then I found someone in Holland offering a version on Ebay and thus discovered accident that a DVD version had been produced in Italy! - in English AND Italian. A quick web search enabled me to order from an Italian book & media Internet seller and I got an excellent copy in proper box within 3 days for a total price including delivery of under £20 ($35). Worth every penny even though it had only mono sound and presumably must have been a copy from a film distributor's version !


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