Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Little Lord Fauntleroy, 1936

First viewing

The story of a boy born in America in the 1880s whose dead father was English nobility being sent to England to live with the lord of the manor. Parentage and inheritance issues happen. Mickey Rooney plays a shoe shine boy. Dolores Costello plays the boy’s mother, she gets treated badly by the aristocracy. Themes of kindness and generosity toward people in need by people who are well-off and in a position to help echo today’s events. It’s a quiet and charming movie. A nice way to kill time while RWNJs are burning down Washington DC.

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