Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt’s only grandson and heir, lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old, asks them to come to England. Ceddie, now Lord Fauntleroy, is an adorable little fellow. The Earl, who at first was rather distant, becomes more and more fond of him. Then Minna shows up. She claims she was married to the Earl’s eldest son and that her son, being their child, is the Earl’s true heir.
Far and away the best version ever made!
Little Lord Fauntleroy follows the book perfectly
I love this film and think it is criminal that it isn’t out on DVD for everyone to enjoy. It is Alec Guiness at his best –as good as Star Wars–and Little Ricky Schroder as perfectly as the author wrote the book.
The mother is great and all the supporting cast too. The beauty of English countryside and of New York are wonderful. The lines are terrific. The mother’s speech about American values and the lawyers prejudice of English countryside are just fantastic.
I have a worn VHS tape from the TV of it that may break any year now. so I really would like it out on DVD.
A great children’s or Cmas film. I put it up to the level with “It’s a Wonderful Life.”!!!