The Princess Academy

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The Princess Academy
The Princess Academy poster.jpg
Directed by Bruce A. Block
Produced by Sandra Weintraub
Written by Sandra Weintraub
Starring Lar Park-Lincoln
Lu Leonard
Eva Gabor
Music by Roger Bellon
Cinematography Kent L. Wakeford
Edited by Martin Cohen
Distributed by Empire Pictures
Lightning Video
Release date
  • April 1987 (1987-04)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
United States
Language English

The Princess Academy is a 1987 independent film comedy directed by Bruce A. Block and written by Sandra Weintraub. It was filmed entirely in Yugoslavia near Zagreb and at Yadran Studios.


Cindy Cathcart (Lar Park-Lincoln) is a student out of place at an exclusive Swiss finishing school, Von Pupsin Academy. A poor orphan, Cindy is attending on a scholarship, and is resented by her snobby peers as well as Fraulein Stinkenschmidt (Lu Leonard). She soon finds allies: her British roommate, an outgoing Texan, Lulu Belle (Britt Helfer), an Italian Mafiosi's daughter, Isabella (Barbara Rousek), and most crucial, the school's headmistress, Countess Von Pupsin (Eva Gabor).


  • Lar Park-Lincoln as Cindy Cathcart
  • Eva Gabor as Countess Von Pupsin
  • Lu Leonard as Fraulein Stinkenschmidt
  • Richard Paul as Drago
  • Carole Davis as Sonia
  • Bader Howar as Sarah
  • Barbara Rousek as Isabella "Izzie"
  • Britt Helfer as Lulu Belle
  • Nathalie Tarkowski as Colette
  • Shelley Pielou as Hillary Haverstock
  • Yolande Palfrey as Pamela Lenox
  • Robin Lermitte as Alexander "Alex" Snivelroe
  • Eric Viellard as Pierre
  • Igor Serdar as Sonny
  • Jeremy Booker as William "Willy" Cavendish
  • Kader Boukhanef as Samir


The film was given a theatrical release in April 1987. After its theatrical run, the film was released on videocassette by Lightning Video. The film has yet to be released on DVD.

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