A Little Princess


1h 37m 1995

Brief Synopsis

When her father is thought lost at war, a young Victorian girl becomes a boarding school servant.

Film Details

Also Known As
Den Lilla Prinsessan, La princesita, Little Princess, petite princesse
MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Family
Period
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Baltimore Pictures; Gran Via Productions; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Panavision, Ltd.; Technicolor; Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Facilities
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Sara Crewe is a wealthy, precocious and loving child. When her widowed father, Captain Crewe, is called to war, Sara is sent from the carefree environs of her home in India to a strict New York boarding school--under the stern, disapproving stewardship of its headmistress, Miss Minchin. Sara must use her inner resources of warmth, imagination and principle to overcome hardship when she suddenly is informed that her father has been lost in battle and that she is penniless and alone in the world. Miss Minchin's harsh treatment of Sara is tempered by the girl's friendship with her classmates, the bashful servant girl, Becky, and Miss Minchin's perpetually flustered sister, Amelia. Although she is unaware that she is under the watchful and protective eye of Ram Dass, the mysterious Indian manservant who lives next door, Sara ultimately discovers that she was never really far from home.

Crew

Mary Andrews

Adr Editor

Frida Aradottir

Hair Stylist

Brian Armstrong

Assistant Camera Operator

Lawrence Ashmore

Music

Richard Beggs

Rerecording

Richard Beggs

Sound Designer

Michael J. Benavente

Sound Editor

Michael J Benevente

Sound Editor

Steph Benseman

Location Manager

Paula Benson-himes

Other

Madalin Laurie Bernard

Assistant Sound Editor

Ruth Bird

Adr Editor

Alan C. Blomquist

Executive Producer

Catherine Bond

Assistant Director

Camille Bourque

Assistant Editor

Kevin C Brennan

Assistant

Kathryn Brock

Stunts

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Source Material (From Novel)

Cheryl Carasik

Set Decorator

Elizabeth Chandler

Screenwriter

Bonnie Clevering

Hair Stylist

Murray Close

Photography

Dalisa Cohen

Coproducer

Robert P Cohen

Unit Production Manager

Simon Coke

Sound Editor

Samuel Craven

Editor

Charlie Croughwell

Stunt Coordinator

Jonßs Cuar=n

Assistant

Pud Cusack

Boom Operator

Adele Daniller

Casting Associate

Tom Davies

Assistant Director

Sara B Dee

Post-Production Supervisor

John E. Dexter

Set Designer

Ann M Dezarkowski

Animal Trainer

Michael Diersing

Construction Coordinator

Patrick Doyle

Music

Ann Ducommun

Assistant Sound Editor

Tom Duffield

Art Director

Stephen P Dunn

Assistant Director

Amy Ephron

Executive Producer

John Chandos Erwin

Assistant

Matt Farell

Visual Effects

Joe Finnegan

Stunts

Evelyn Fitzgerald

Effects Coordinator

Jill Frenzel

Assistant

David Fudge

Assistant Director

Barbara Gandolfo-frady

Assistant Sound Editor

Michael R Gannon

Props Assistant

Gonzalo Garcia

Titles

Jose Antonio Garcia

Sound Mixer

Steven Gerrior

Assistant Sound Editor

Giacomo Ghiazza

Visual Effects

Claudette Grand

Other

Robert Gray

Key Grip

Mark Hardin

Animal Trainer

Amy Harrington

Production Manager

Chris Hayes

Camera Operator

Elias Heller

Best Boy

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Michael Herbick

Rerecording

Julie Hewett

Makeup Artist

Rob House

Visual Effects

Larry Hubbs

Set Designer

Lawrence Hubbs

Set Designer

Paul Hulme

Other

Hiroko Itokazu

Visual Effects

Eugene Jeong

Visual Effects

Marci R Johnson

Set Costumer

Mark Johnson

Producer

Susann Jones

Assistant

Kallan Kagan

Effects Coordinator

Robert Kaiser

Color Timer

Tracy Kaplan

Casting

Bryan A Kenny

Assistant

Kenny King

Best Boy

Nicholas Vincent Korda

Adr Editor

Svetla Krasteva

Stunts

John Labib

Assistant Production Secretary

Tim Lafferty

Foreman

Richard Lagravenese

Screenwriter

Alan E Lorimer

Special Effects Coordinator

Matt Luber

Assistant

Emmanuel Lubezki

Cinematographer

Emmanuel Lubezki

Director Of Photography

Emmanuel Lubezki

Dp/Cinematographer

Andrew Magarian

Consultant

Judianna Makovsky

Costume Designer

Marilyn Matthews

Assistant Costume Designer

Amy Mcnamara

Visual Effects

Florence-isabelle Megginson

Assistant Costume Designer

Robin Meier

Assistant

Mark R. Mele

Other

Rebecca Melisi

Assistant

Kari Messina

Unit Publicist

Charles Minsky

Dp/Cinematographer

Charles Minsky

Director Of Photography

Lori Miyakawa

Accounting Assistant

Steve Montal

Assistant

Sue Moore

Costume Supervisor

Carol Mukhalian

Advisor

Wayne Nelson

Transportation Coordinator

Bob Newlan

Sound Editor

Dayton Nietert

Lighting Technician

Robert N Norin

Makeup Artist

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Daniel L Ondrejko

Other

Leigh Oshirak

Casting Associate

Mark Pappas

Sound Editor

Katherine Percy

Digital Artist

Katherine S Percy

Visual Effects

Andrew D Petrotta

Assistant Props

Drew Petrotta

Props Assistant

William Petrotta

Property Master

Kim Petty

Other

Dane Picard

Visual Effects

Ken S Polk

Rerecording

Lee Poppie

Stunts

Kelly Porter

Set Costumer

Lambert A Powell

Special Effects

James Robert Powers

Foreman

Roy Prendergast

Music Editor

Evelyn Purwins

Assistant Editor

Brad Rea

Dolly Grip

Brent T. Regan

Foreman

Jacques Rey

Visual Effects

Steve Richardson

Sound Editor

Maggie Rodford

Music

Jill Greenberg Sands

Casting

John Scheele

Visual Effects Supervisor

Stephanie Schwartzman

Researcher

Stephanie Schwartzman

Art Department Coordinator

Jesse Silver

Visual Effects Supervisor

P J Smith

Other

David Snell

Music Conductor

Scott Sproule

Stunts

Tina Stauffer

Assistant Director

Ricki L. Stein

Production Accountant

Linda Stone

Other

Donald Sylvester

Sound Editor

Amy Tasken

Casting Associate

Sheila Trezise

Casting

Cynthia Upstill

Script Supervisor

Floyd Van Wey

Special Effects Foreman

Gabriela Vazquez

Assistant Director

Ariel Velasco Shaw

Digital Effects Supervisor

Nadia Venesse

Dialect Coach

Greg Wardell

Lighting

Steven Weisberg

Editor

Bo Welch

Production Designer

Hugo Weng

Sound Editor

Wayne Williams

Transportation Captain

Chris Winn

Craft Service

Harry Winters

Assistant

Steven Lee Wolfe

Lighting

Clyde Zimmerman

Other

Harry Zimmerman

Assistant Camera Operator

Film Details

Also Known As
Den Lilla Prinsessan, La princesita, Little Princess, petite princesse
MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Family
Period
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Baltimore Pictures; Gran Via Productions; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Panavision, Ltd.; Technicolor; Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Facilities
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Award Nominations

Best Art Direction

1995
Bo Welch

Best Cinematography

1995
Emmanuel Lubezki

Articles

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)


American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57.

He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts.

But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children.

by Michael T. Toole
Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57. He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts. But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Warner Bros. re-released "The Little Princess" (USA/1995), perhaps the best reviewed film of the year, in 17 major markets on August 4, 1995, with a new print advertising campaign.

Released in United States Spring May 10, 1995

Wide Release in United States May 19, 1995

Re-released in United States August 4, 1995

Released in United States on Video September 19, 1995

Released in United States September 1995

Shown at Deauville Film Festival (Avant-Premiere) September 1-10, 1995.

Frances Hodgson Burnett adapted her novel "Sara Crewe" into the play "The Little Princess," which was originally adapted for the screen in a 1917 version directed by Marshall Neilan and starring Mary Pickford. A 1939 musical remake was directed by Walter Lang and starred Shirley Temple.

English-language debut for Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron who marked his feature debut with "Love in the Time of Hysteria" (Mexico/1991).

Completed shooting July 11, 1994.

Began shooting April 11, 1994.

Released in United States Spring May 10, 1995 (NY, LA, T)

Wide Release in United States May 19, 1995

Re-released in United States August 4, 1995 (Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Seattle, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Baltimore, Kansas City, and Cincinnati)

Released in United States on Video September 19, 1995

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival (Avant-Premiere) September 1-10, 1995.)