The Little Princess
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Shirley Temple's first Technicolor feature, The Little Princess was inspired by the oft-filmed novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Set in turn-of-the-century England, the film finds Temple being enrolled in a boarding school by her wealthy widowed father (Ian Hunter), who must head off to fight in the Boer War. At first, Temple is treated like royalty; her behavior couldn't be more down to earth, but this preferential treatment foments resentment. When her father is reported killed in the war, circumstances are severely altered. The spiteful headmistress (Mary Nash) relegates Temple to… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Irresistible Shirley Temple showcase vehicle."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Too sweetly cloying. Not one of little Shirley's best efforts."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Heart tugging Temple with payoff ending"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Good Temple vehicle."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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