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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)

An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental Lord, who oversees the trust.

Director:

Jack Gold

Writers:

Blanche Hanalis (screenplay), Frances Hodgson Burnett (based on the novel by)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Schroder ... Lord Fauntleroy
Alec Guinness ... Earl of Dorincourt
Eric Porter ... Havisham
Colin Blakely ... Hobbs
Connie Booth ... Mrs. Errol
Rachel Kempson ... Lady Lorradaile
Carmel McSharry Carmel McSharry ... Mary
Antonia Pemberton Antonia Pemberton ... Dawson
Rolf Saxon ... Dick
John Cater ... Thomas
Peter Copley ... Rev. Muldaur
Patsy Rowlands ... Mrs. Dibble
Ann Way ... Miss Smith
Patrick Stewart ... Wilkins
Gerry Cowper ... Mellon
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Storyline

Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt's only grandson and heir, lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old, asks them to come to England. Ceddie, now Lord Fauntleroy, is an adorable little fellow. The Earl, who at first was rather distant, becomes more and more fond of him. Then Minna shows up. She claims she was married to the Earl's eldest son and that her son, being their child, is the Earl's true heir. Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O Pequeno Lord See more »

Filming Locations:

Exton, Rutland, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Reportedly, Ricky Schroder did not like two things while making the movie. First, having a page-boy blond hairdo, and second, wearing the velveteen suit with white white lace cuffs and collar. Schroder commented on the latter during the shoot saying that "the velveteen knickers" were "very itchy". See more »

Goofs

While Ceddie is riding his new pony in the stable there are four views of the stable area from the right and behind where his grandfather is sitting. In the second of these four views the stable boy with the cap is not in the far left corner. He's moved to the right center next to another stable person. See more »

Quotes

Earl of Dorincourt: We have a philanthropist in our midst. One who bestows largesse on bootblacks and grocers.
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Connections

Version of Shoukoushi Sedi (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

We Wish You A Merry Christmas
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Christmas at Dorringcourt]
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Remembering this movie from a fathers perspective
29 November 2005 | by barpelSee all my reviews

This film was released in 1980 (as stated), three years after my younger daughter was born. I taped it on TV, and she watched it avidly for many years. It became a milestone in our family life.

Within a year of first seeing it, my daughter knew every line of the script, and we would watch her watching the movie, her lips moving, speaking all the parts...(she was of course, going to marry Ricky Schroder). She still has the tape, and even at 28 years of age, still watches it from time to time. But it is sadly worn, and like another reviewer, I too long for it to be re-released on DVD. It is a beautifully made story performed equally beautifully by a superb cast.

It is an exiting story for all ages, with a feel good ending reminiscent of a kinder and more gentle age. May it last forever, and if anyone knows where it may be purchased, either new on tape, or even if it has indeed been released on DVD...please, PLEASE let me know...Enjoy! Brian Arpel


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