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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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The nicknames of Cedric Errol (Ricky Schroder) were "Ceddie" and "Little Lord Fauntleroy". See more »

Goofs

After their breakfast the Earl and Ceddie are on their way to the cottage so he can visit his mother. During the short carriage ride to her house the skies above are completely overcast. When they get to his mothers house the skies are almost completely clear. The same thing occurs at the stable and on his ride when Ceddie is riding his new pony. The sky is overcast but is then clear a short time later when they come upon Georgie Harker walking to the village. See more »

Quotes

Earl of Dorincourt: Bring the woman here, and her spawn.
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Connections

Version of O Jardim Encantado: Episode #1.1 (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark the Herald, Angels Sing
(uncredited)
Written by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
[Christmas at Dorningcourt]
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Little Lord Fauntleroy follows the book perfectly
7 June 2007 | by laliloverSee all my reviews

I love this film and think it is criminal that it isn't out on DVD for everyone to enjoy. It is Alec Guiness at his best --as good as Star Wars--and Little Ricky Schroder as perfectly as the author wrote the book.

The mother is great and all the supporting cast too. The beauty of English countryside and of New York are wonderful. The lines are terrific. The mother's speech about American values and the lawyers prejudice of English countryside are just fantastic.

I have a worn VHS tape from the TV of it that may break any year now. so I really would like it out on DVD.

A great children's or Cmas film. I put it up to the level with "It's a Wonderful Life."!!!


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