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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.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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25 November 1980 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Little Lord Fontleroy  »

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Though made for television, the film was theatrically released in some territories such as France, England and Australia. See more »

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At the Christmas banquet at the end of the movie, Ceddie is starting to eat just before having to give his speech. After his speech, the tables are still empty and dinner is begin served. See more »

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Minna: My boy is your right and proper heir and I want what's comin' to me.
Ben Tipton: What's comin' to you is the back of my hand.
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Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
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Traditional
Written by James Allen Bland (as James A. Bland)
[Ceddie dances at the ball]
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Nostalgia
14 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I remember this film with great fondness. The film is full of well known British actors and American's Connie Booth and Ricky Schroder. I would dearly love to see this film again. I first saw it at the cinema, which would often show TV movies, and then it seemed to be shown on TV almost every Christmas.

The music score was particularly good too and even now I can remember the wonderful theme.

Another reason why I liked this film so much is that it was filmed locally to where I used to live. The castle scenes were filmed in and around Belvoir Castle in Lincolnshire (near Grantham), and where the Duke of Rutland resides. The shop/village scenes were filmed in the village of Exton, Rutland (near Oakham - my home town).

Hope to see a DVD copy sometime! BTW would love to know Patrick Stewart's thoughts/memories on this film!


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