Shirley Temple was near the end of her reign as Hollywoods top child star when she starred in Darryl F. Zanucks production of The Little Princess. She plays Sara Crewe, the privileged daughter of Captain Reginald Crewe. When the Captain leaves to fight in Africas Boer War, Sara is enrolled into an upper-crust school for girls in London. All is well until Saras father is reported dead. When Saras intuition tells her the Captain is still alive, she begins haunting London military hospitals, culminating in what Times critic Janet Maslin called... a happy ending sure to make even grown-up viewers cry.