The Little Princess
The Little Princess (1939)

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… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: March 10, 1939
DVD 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 V
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.