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The Little Prince (1974)

A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet.

Director:

Stanley Donen

Writers:

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (story "Le Petit Prince"), Alan Jay Lerner | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steven Warner ... The Little Prince
Joss Ackland ... The King
Clive Revill ... The Business Man
Victor Spinetti ... The Historian
Graham Crowden ... The General
Richard Kiley ... The Pilot
Donna McKechnie Donna McKechnie ... The Rose
Bob Fosse ... The Snake
Gene Wilder ... The Fox
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Storyline

Based on the story by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this magical musical fable begins as a pilot makes a forced landing on the barren Sahara Desert. He is befriended by a "little" prince from the planet Asteroid B-612. In the days that follow, the pilot learns of the small boy's history and planet-hopping journeys in which he met a King, a businessman, an historian, and a general. It isn't until he comes to Earth that the Little Prince learns the secrets of the importance of life from a Fox, a Snake, and the pilot. Written by Rone Barton Lokarr <sandbox2@ix.netcom.com>

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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El principito See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo (1937 Reissue) (Stereo)| 4-Track Stereo (1937 Reissue) (Stereo)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Frederick Loewe was not happy with the creative decisions taken by the production and refused to visit the filming in London to supervise the scoring. See more »

Goofs

Since a boa constrictor is not venomous, its bite would not be dangerous to a person. See more »

Quotes

The Snake: One sting and you'll be singing as your soul ascends.
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Connections

Version of Le petit prince (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Be Happy
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Donna McKechnie
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A Valiant Effort.
3 June 2003 | by wildwoodsSee all my reviews

Certainly much thoughtfulness, sincerity and hard work was poured into this little film.

However, many great literary masterpieces cannot be captured on film. `The Little Prince' is one such treasure. Sadly, grown-ups often cannot see the truth. The most important of all truths is the very last one the Little Prince learned at the end of his sojourn: `It is only with the heart one can see clearly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.'

Read the book. See it with your hearts.


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