The Little Prince

Director: Stanley Donen Run Time: 88 min. Rating: G Release Year: 1974

Starring:  Victor Spinetti, Bob Fosse, Clive Revill, Gene Wilder, Joss Ackland, Richard Kiley, Steven Warner

Nitehawk’s LITTLE BOOKWORMS series presents the magical musical fable of  THE LITTLE PRINCE. 

The Little Prince was written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 1943.

The beloved classic children’s book, The Little Prince, has seen several film adaptations but none are quite as special as this one from 1974. Starring Richard Kiley as the pilot stranded in the desert with a little prince from another planet, the dance stylings of Bob Fosse as the snake, and the greatness of Gene Wilder as the fox, the magic of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella comes to beautiful life. The two discuss the prince’s adventures in planet hopping but it’s his time on Earth, with the pilot, the fox, and the snake that he learns the secrets of the importance of life. A favorite for kids of all ages.

Part of Nitehawk’s ongoing LITTLE BOOKWORMS series that shows classic film adaptations of classic children’s books.

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