The Little Princess

The Little Princess is a 1939 American drama film directed by Walter Lang. The screenplay by Ethel Hill and Walter Ferris is loosely based on the novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The film was the first Shirley Temple movie to be filmed completely in Technicolor. Captain Crewe (played by Ian Hunter), called to fight in the Second Boer War, has to leave his daughter Sara (Shirley Temple) with her pony at Miss Minchin’s School for Girls. With all the money Captain Crewe can offer, Miss Minchin gives Sara a fancy, private room.

In 1968, The Little Princess entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the claimants’ failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.

The Little Princess Public Domain
The Little Princess Public Domain Image
  • Actors: Shirley Temple
  • Actors: Richard Greene
  • Director: Walter Lang
  • Date: 1939
  • Additional Actors: Anita Louise, Ian Hunter