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The Happy Prince

Synopsis

A statue of 'The Happy Prince' (happy because he had devoted his life to pleasure behind his palace walls) looks out with horror at the destitution of his citizens. He persuades a little swallow to abandon his winter trip to Egypt and be his messenger, a job which entails stripping the statue of its precious jewels and gold to help feed the poor. Winter sets in, the once sparkling statue now looks grey and crumbling.

Details

Year
1998
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
30 mins
Format
Beta SP
Director
Alan Platt, Jim Parker
Producer
Patricia Williams
Director of Photography
May Stewart
Screen Writer
Jim Parker
Narrator
Nigel Hawthorne

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Production Company

Case Television
159/173 St John Street, London EC1V 4QJ
Tel: 020 7296 0010 Fax: 020 7296 0011

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Company

Primetime Television
Seymour Mews House
Seymour Mews, Wigmore Street, London W1H 9PE
Tel: 020 7935 9000 Fax: 020 7935 1992