IA #70: The Little Princess (1939)

 The Little Princess (1939) on IMDb

In the 1930s, and possible ever, there was no bigger child star than Shirley Temple. The Little Princess represents the apex of that part of her career. This Technicolor spectacular is about a girl whose father leaves her at a private school for girls while he goes off to fight in a war. When her dad is reported killed and his payments go away, the girl transitions from a pampered guest to a servant for the school. All the while, she maintains hope that her father will return.

This movie was a remake of the 1917 silent film of the same name, starring the 25-year old Mary Pickford. Leonard Maltin gave it 3 (of 4) stars, helping it to its position in the Internet Archive Top 100.