The Little Princess (1939)
The Little Princess
Directed by Walter Lang and William A. Seiter
Cast: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter, Cesar Romero, Arthur Treacher and Sybil Jason
Film / Comedy / Drama / Family
Sara Crewe is the daughter of Captain Reginald Crewe. Growing up in her beloved India, she led a life of privilege, and was constantly doted upon by her loving father, trying to make up for the loss of her mother. When the Captain is called to duty in the Boer War in Africa, Sara is left at an upper-crust school for girls in London. Mrs. Amanda Minchin, the snobby head-mistress, treats Sara like a princess, as she knows the money will be rolling in from daddy. But life takes a sudden turn for Sara when her father is reported dead, all of their money is gone, and poor little Sara must work hard for her keep at the school. She is treated miserably. She cleans everything around the school, from the fireplace to the dirty floors. Sara knows deep down though, her father is still alive. She bravely travels the streets of London to visit the wounded at the military hospitals as she searches for her father.
Actors: Richard Greene, Cesar Romero, Shirley Temple