Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936 film)

Infobox Film
name = Little Lord Fauntleroy


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director = John Cromwell
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writer = Frances Hodgson Burnett (novel)
Hugh Walpole
starring = Freddie Bartholomew
Dolores Costello
C. Aubrey Smith
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distributor = United Artists
released = April 2 1936
runtime = 98 minutes
country = USA
language = English
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imdb_id = 0027893

"Little Lord Fauntleroy" is a 1936 drama film based on the novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It starred Freddie Bartholomew, C. Aubrey Smith, and Dolores Costello. Now, in public domain.

Plot

'Ceddie' Erroll (Freddie Bartholomew) and his widowed mother 'Dearest' (Dolores Costello) struggle to make ends meet in 1880s Brooklyn after the death of his father. Ceddie's prejudiced English grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt (C. Aubrey Smith), had disowned his son for marrying a despised American. However, the wealthy earl has Ceddie brought to England as his heir. 'Dearest' accompanies her son, but is not allowed to live at the family castle. For Ceddie's happiness, she does not tell him it is because of his grandfather's bigotry.

Ceddie is uncomfortable as an English aristocrat, but soon wins the hearts of his stern grandfather and everyone else. Then, a woman named Minna Tipton (Helen Flint) shows up, claiming to be the widow of the earl's eldest son, and that therefore her unlikeable son Tom (Jackie Searl) is the real heir. Heartbroken, the earl agrees.

Fortunately for Ceddie, his American friend Dick Tipton (Mickey Rooney) reads about it in the newspaper and recognizes his sister-in-law. He takes his brother, Minna's husband, to England to disprove Minna's story. Vastly relieved, the earl agrees to Ceddie's plea to reconcile with his mother.

Cast

*Freddie Bartholomew as Cedric 'Ceddie' Erroll
*Dolores Costello as 'Dearest' Erroll
*C. Aubrey Smith as the Earl of Dorincourt
*Guy Kibbee as Silas Hobbs
*Henry Stephenson as Havisham
*Mickey Rooney as Dick Tipton
*Constance Collier as Lady Constanzia Lorridale
*E. E. Clive as Sir Harry Lorridale
*Una O'Connor as Mary
*Jackie Searl as Tom Tipton
*Jessie Ralph as the applewoman
*Ivan F. Simpson as Reverend Mordaunt
*Helen Flint as Minna Tipton
*Eric Alden as Ben Tipton

External links

*tcmdb title|id=22730|title=Little Lord Fauntleroy
* [http://www.archive.org/details/little_lord_fauntleroy Internet Archive: Details: Little Lord Fauntleroy]
* [http://www.publicdomaintorrents.com/nshowmovie.html?movieid=355 Public Domain Movies Little Lord Fauntleroy]


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