When Sara (played by Shirley Temple) goes off to boarding school, it's expected to be a temporary situation until her father returns from the Boer War he went to fight. At first, Sara leaves quite an impression, but soon finds herself at the center of jealousy and resentment, which only worsens when her father is reported missing in action. Can Sara escape her miserable situation and find her father?
This lavish film, shot in glorious Technicolor, is considered by many to be Shirley Temple's penultimate performance. The Little Princess is a beloved classic that has charmed many generations of children since its release in 1939, and is sure to continue doing so for future generations.