Little Lord Fauntleroy: Kino Classics Remastered Edition
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After the death of Cedric ('Ceddie')'s English father, he and his mother live together in Brooklyn. Cedric's grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, had disowned Cedric's father when he married an American. But when the Earl's remaining son dies, he accepts Cedric as Lord Fauntleroy, his heir, and the Earl sends for Cedric and his mother. Cedric uses the first of his newly found wealth to do some favors for his old friends, and then heads to England, where he must try to overcome the Earl's dislike for Cedric's mother. This is the ONLY authorized edition of this classic film from the estate of David O. Selznick, restored and remastered in high definition from the George Eastman House.
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The story ends at Christmas, instead of Cedric's birthday like the book; but it makes a very upbeat and heartwarming conclusion.
All in all, the best there is!
This version of Little Lord Fauntleroy stars a young newcomer Ricky Schroeder paired with a seasoned Alec Guinness (then in the midst of his 'Obi-wan' Kenobi role in Star Wars). Guinness is the aging, ill, and tight-fisted British Lord who decides to send to America for his grandson. He hopes to separate him from everything American, including his loving mother, and make him into his heir. But the little lord cannot suppress his youthful optimism and joy for life. It is he who converts his grandfather, and all seems well until a new claimant to the Lordship comes forth. Along the way the story points out in vivid fashion the contrast between wealth of the Lord an his manor and the squalor of his tenants. A great and timeless story, well told in this version. (For a slightly different twist on the story, look into the equally enjoyable, though less accurate, Die Kleine Lady, a 2012 Austria-German Release, where its the lady of the castle and her 12 year old granddaughter.)
Il Piccolo Lord has been restored and color enhanced and it looks great. Your whole family can enjoy this one.