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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)




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Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this film is set in the late-19th century. Freddie Bartholomew is a likeable Brooklyn boy. Upon discovering that Freddy is the rightful heir to his fortune, the boy's aristocratic grandfather demands that Dolores deliver the child to his sprawling English country estate.

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Freddie Bartholomew
as Cedric Erroll
Dolores Costello
as Dearest Erroll
C. Aubrey Smith
as Earl of Dorincourt
Jackie Searl
as The Claimant
Ivan Simpson
as Rev. Mordaunt
E.E. Clive
as Sir Harry Lorridaile
Constance Collier
as Lady Lorridaile
May Beatty
as Mrs. Mellon
Jessie Ralph
as Apple Woman
Alex Pollard
as Footman
Daisy Belmore
as Mrs. Baines
Helen Flint
as Minna Tipton
Virginia Field
as Miss Herbert
Tempe Piggott
as Mrs. Dibble
Lawrence Grant
as Lord Chief Justice
Eily Malyon
as Landlady
Fred Walton
as Landlord
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Critic Reviews for Little Lord Fauntleroy

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Adaptation of classic novel is a charming fairy tale.

December 25, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a simple children's story, idealistic and dangerously close to cloying, but in the best tradition of Old Hollywood, it's a real treat.

August 6, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The childhood classic handsomely turned out by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

July 23, 2019 | Full Review…

An excellent children's pic, for others the contrived melodrama might at best only be bearable.

May 3, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Still entertaining drama, though dated, starring Bartholomew and Rooney, two great child actors of the time.

March 6, 2008 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Little Lord Fauntleroy


Most thirties films with children as the leads followed the formula, whatever the vehicle, that the savvy, cynical, smartypants adults around them learn to hope, laugh, and love again because of the innocence of the child. David O. Selznick mounts this showcase for the wunderkind Freddie Bartholomew, who ably manages to string together adult sentences and ideas w/o the slightest difficulty, and who's trust in the inherent good in people changes lives. You see all the punches coming long before they arrive, and still it's a charmer of a work.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

It's like a Shirley Temple movie except with a little boy instead, and not as cute or funny!

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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