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The Little Ballerina (1947)

A young girl has an ambition to dance with the famous Sadlers Wells troupe but first she must win a scholarship. Includes a performance of Les Sylphides by Margot Fonteyn.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yvonne Marsh Yvonne Marsh ... Joan
Marian Chapman Marian Chapman ... Sally
Kay Henderson Kay Henderson ... Pamela
Doreen Richards Doreen Richards ... Lydia
Anita Holland Anita Holland ... Carol
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Mrs. Field
Herbert C. Walton Herbert C. Walton ... Grandpa
George Carney ... Bill
Anthony Newley ... Johnny
Martita Hunt ... Miss Crichton
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Barney
Eliot Makeham ... Mr. Maggs
Margot Fonteyn ... Herself
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A young girl has an ambition to dance with the famous Sadlers Wells troupe but first she must win a scholarship. Includes a performance of Les Sylphides by Margot Fonteyn. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den lilla dansösen See more »

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GB Instructional Films See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented USA telecasts took place in Boston Saturday 12 June 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4) and in Cincinnati Thursday 5 December 1949 on WLW-T (Channel 4). See more »

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Les Sylphides
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Looking for a copy of this CFF film
7 August 2009 | by waldenpond88See all my reviews

Watched this in the mid to late sixties on German TV and was always trying to find a copy. Is there anybody out there who has one and would be willing to make a copy for me? I'm looking for this one for more than 40 years. This would be a dream come true! My e-mail address is waldenpond88@hotmail.com.

The British Children's Film Foundation (CFF) produced lots of very good and very thrilling movies for kids in the fifties and until the mid sixties. Everything that has been made after 1966 is unfortunately not nearly as good as the early black & white films.

Rank Screen Services and Rayant Pictures were among the movie production companies who made movies for CFF.

I remember one scene where the little ballerina got locked in a room at the dance school by a jealous girl to keep her from performing in front of a jury.

The CFF has been founded by Mary Field.


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