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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1995)

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Previously filmed in 1914, 1921, and 1936, and adapted for television in 1976 and 1980, Francis Hodgson Burnett's classic novel Little Lord Fauntleroy was again brought to the small screen by BBC1 in 1994. Largely taped on location at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire, England, the familiar story concerned an outwardly all-American lad named Cedric (Michael Benz), who at the behest of his crusty, aristocratic grandfather (George Baker), was separated from his widowed mother and ensconced in rural England under the new title Lord Fauntleroy. Eventually, Cedric's down-to-earth goodness and sincerity melted the heart of his dour grandpa, and also served to confound a group of fortune-hunters who intended to sack the estate of its wealth. First shown in England in 1994, the six half-hour episodes of Little Lord Fauntleroy were seen on American cable TV in the summer of 1995.

Cast

Michael Benz
as Little Lord Fauntleroy
George Baker
as Earl of Dorincourt
Betsy Brantley
as Mrs. Errol
John Castle
as Havisham
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Enjoyable and handsome version of the old English tale. Not having read the book which is the basis for the story I'm not sure how closely it hews to it but if you're a fan of Austen, George Eliot and similar English authors than this will suit you well. The boy playing Fauntleroy is at times too precious for his own good but his earnestness seems right for the role. He is supported by many fine British actors and the story has a nice mix of seriousness and humour to keep it moving along.

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