Little Lord Fauntleroy
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David O. Selznick's first independent production upheld the producer's tradition, established at Paramount, RKO and MGM, of bringing the "classics" to the screen. Adapted by Hugh Walpole from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Little Lord Fauntleroy is set in the late 19th century. After establishing Freddie Bartholomew as a likeable Brooklyn boy who can handle himself in a scrap--with the assistance of his roughneck pal Mickey Rooney, of course--the film introduces us to Bartholomew's mother, played by Dolores Costello-Barrymore (though divorced from John Barrymore,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Adaptation of classic novel is a charming fairy tale."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"An excellent children's pic, for others the contrived melodrama might at best only be bearable."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Still entertaining drama, though dated, starring Bartholomew and Rooney, two great child actors of the time."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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