Sarah... Ang Munting Prinsesa

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This article is about the Filipino film. For other uses, see Little Princess

Sarah... Ang Munting Prinsesa
Directed by Romy Suzara
Produced by Charo Santos-Concio
Lily Monteverde
Malou Santos
Story by Shaira Mella Salvador
Based on A Little Princess 
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Starring Camille Prats
Angelica Panganiban
Matt Ranillo III
Jean Garcia
Rio Locsin
Romeo Rivera
Romy Romulo
Music by Nonong Buencamino
Cinematography Ely Cruz
Edited by Edgardo Vinarao
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release dates
  • June 7, 1995 (1995-06-07)
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog

Sarah... Ang Munting Prinsesa (Filipino, Sarah... The Little Princess) is a 1995 Filipino family-drama film adapted from the 1985 Nippon Animation anime, Princess Sarah, which in turn was based on the children's novel A Little Princess by British playwright and author Frances Hodgson Burnett. The film was directed by Romy Suzara and starred then-child star Camille Prats as Sara Crewe, Angelica Panganiban as Becky and Jean Garcia as Ms. Minchin.


Sarah Crewe (Pratts), who was born in India, is sent to a boarding school in England. Leaving her life in India and her father, Captain Crewe (Ranillo), is rather hard for Sarah, so he bought her a doll named Emily.

Sarah quickly became the centre of attention at school and befriends almost all students, even the school's scullery maid, Becky (Panganiban). The rich yet selfish Lavinia Herbert (Pederson), who was once the most popular girl in school, grows jealous of Sarah.

During Sarah's birthday party, someone told her that her father died in the war. Blinded by money, Miss Minchin (García) locked Sarah away in the attic and took all of her possessions. Miss Minchin then forced Sarah into servitude to make her earn her keep, telling people outside that the girl had disappeared. Upon the downfall of her perceived rival, a gloating Lavinia and her coterie of girls then torment Sarah and Becky.

In the end, her father's friend discovered that Sarah, the person they were searching for a very long time, lives just next door. He then got the chance to give her a good life, to repay her father's kindness of saving his.


  • Camille Prats as Sarah Crewe
  • Angelica Panganiban as Becky
  • Jean Garcia as Miss Minchin
  • Angelica Pederson as Lavinia Herbert
  • Matt Ranillo III as Captain Ralph Crewe
  • Rio Locsin as Miss Amelia Minchin
  • Romeo Rivera as Mr. Crisford (based on the original Mr. Carrisford)
  • Romy Romulo as Ram Dass, Mr. Crisford's Indian servant
  • Tony Carreón as Señor Francisco (a Spanish teacher based on the original French teacher, Monsieur Dufarge)
  • Ramón Recto as Mr. Barrow
  • Jaime Fábregas as James, the school cook
  • Mhalough Crisólogo as Miss Mollie
  • Paula Peralejo as Gertrude
  • Kathleen Go Quien as Ermengarde St. John
  • Ani Pearl Alonzo as Lottie Legh
  • Sara Polverini as Jessie
  • Ryan de Vela as Peter
  • Alex Symington as Peter's father


The film was entirely shot on location in Scotland, with other scenes shot on set in Baguio City, Philippines.

A departure from the original novel and the anime are that the girls are taught Spanish as a foreign language instead of French.


1996 FAMAS Awards[edit]

  • Won Best Production Design for Manny Morfe
  • Nominated Best Child Actress for Angelica Panganiban

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