The Little Princess
- 1 hr 31 min
The Little Princess is a 1939 drama film about a young girl who loses everything, but still attempts to stay strong and search for the person she knows can make everything right. The Second Boer War is occurring, and Sara Crewe's father, Captain Crewe is unexpectedly called in to fight. However, this means that his daughter has to be placed in the care of Amanda Minchin, the head of Sara's exclusive private school for girls. Sara is worried about her father, but being a kid and having other things to focus on, she had her riding lessons to distract her from bad thoughts. There is news of the war being over, which gives Miss Minchin the opportunity to throw Sara an amazing birthday celebration in hopes of her father appearing at the perfect time. During the party, a man arrives and informs everyone that Captain Crewe died in the war and his wealth will not support Sara anymore. Sara has now lost her privileged world and becomes a servant at the all girls' private school she previously attended. An up side to her tragedy, is that she begins a friendship with Ram Dass, her neighbor. Since Sara is still a kid and wasn't prepared to grow up so rapidly, she sneaks off to the Veteran's Hospital because she is convinced that her father is still alive. Sara receives taunting from a girl named Lavinia, which results in Sara losing her temper. Miss Minchin comes up the attic that Sara has been staying in with the help of Ram Dass, and Miss Minchin finds blankets that he left over. Miss Minchin assumes the blankets are stolen and locks Sara in the attic to deal with the police when they arrive. Sara escapes from the attic and runs to the Veteran's Hospital. At the hospital, a newly arrived patient is unable to tell anyone who he is, but he mutters "Sara" over and over. It appears that he is Captain Crewe and that he was mistakenly pronounced dead because his papers were lost. Sara is kicked out of the hospital, but she sneaks back in and interrupts a visit by Queen Victoria. The Queen listens to her story and gives her permission to continue her search for her father. Sara has to hide from Miss Minchin and the police, but she successfully finds her father. Miss Minchin talks to Sara's brother and is shocked that her brother thinks Sara is innocent. A staff member at the hospital informs everyone that Sara has found her father and leaves Miss Minchin utterly shocked that he is alive.