The Little Princess
The Little Princess (1939)

In this film version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, set in turn-of-the-century England, Shirley Temple is enrolled in a boarding school by her wealthy widowed father. At first, Temple is treated like royalty. However, when her… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: July 18, 2002
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Irresistible Shirley Temple showcase vehicle.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Too sweetly cloying. Not one of little Shirley's best efforts.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Heart tugging Temple with payoff ending

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Good Temple vehicle.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
I read the book when I was a kid, and saw the remake, and this movie was pretty good too. It could have been better, though.
Sunil Jawahir
I think it's hard not to like the Little Princess story. It's sweet and heartfelt and i've never seen a bad version of it.
Deb S
Shirley Temple plays a rich girl in an exclusive boarding school, whose father is suddenly killed in the British War. She becomes a pauper and the hateful… More
Sarah Prisbylla
One of my favorite Shirley Temple movies of all time.
Donna Dawson
Cute Shirley Temple movie. The movie was adorable and loved the part when she dumped Ashes on the snotty rich girl! haha. ;) A favorite of mine back in the day.