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Genre  Drama
Story by  Frances Hodgson Burnett
7/10 IMDb

Director  Marshall Neilan
Screenplay  Frances Marion
Country  United States
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Language  Silent film English intertitles
Writer  Frances Hodgson Burnett, Frances Marion
Release date  November 11, 1917 (1917-11-11)
Cast  Mary Pickford (Sara Crewe), Norman Kerry (Capt. Richard Crewe), Katherine Griffith (Miss Minchin), Anne Schaefer (Amelia Minchin), ZaSu Pitts (Becky), W.E. Lawrence (Ali-Baba)
Similar movies  Related Marshall Neilan movies

A Little Princess is a 1917 American silent film directed by Marshall Neilan based upon the novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This version is notable for having been adapted by famed female screenwriter Frances Marion.


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As described in a film magazine, Sara Crewe (Pickford) is treated as a little princess at the Minchin boarding school for children until it is learned that her father has lost his entire fortune, and she is made a slavey (a household servant). She and Becky (Pitts), another slavey, become close friends who share their joys and sorrows. Christmastime draws near and the girls watch the preparations wistfully. Their loneliness arouses the sympathy of a servant of the rich Mr. Carrisford. On the night before Christmas he prepares a spread for the slaveys in their attic. He calls his master Mr. Carrisford (von Seyffertitz) to watch their joy, but both are witness to the slaveys being abused and whipped by Miss Minchin (Griffith). Carrisford interferes and learns that Sara is the daughter of his best friend. He adopts Sara and Becky and in their new home they have a real Christmas.

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The film opens with Sarah's father moving back to London after serving in the British Army in India. She is opposed to leaving the luxurious life of an officer's child with a large house and many servants, and is initially shy when enrolled in Miss Minchin's School. Her reputation as "the little princess" precedes her and the other girls are fascinated with her tales of life in India. The girls sneak into Sarah's room at night to listen to her stories. One night, she tells "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" which becomes a story within a story with elaborate exotic sets and costumes.


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  • Katherine Griffith as Miss Minchin
  • Mary Pickford as Sara Crewe
  • Norman Kerry as Captain Richard Crewe
  • Anne Schaefer as Amelia Minchin
  • ZaSu Pitts as Becky
  • Gertrude Short as Ermengarde
  • Theodore Roberts as Cassim
  • Gustav von Seyffertitz as Mr. Carrisford

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