Cinema: Desert Song

THE LITTLE PRINCE

Directed by STANLEY DONEN

Screenplay by ALAN JAY LERNER

This is a lithe, joyful, poignant musical and not just for kids. The presence of Stanley Donen guarantees that adults will enjoy The Little Prince as well. In fact, they will probably enjoy it more.

Donen is a director of sophistication and invention whose entertainments like Charade and Two for the Road are object lessons in how to craft the kind of movies they are not supposed to be making any more—movies that are smart, funny and piquant. Because Donen's films are usually so...

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