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The Practical Princess

USA, 1980 (MIFF 1995, Youth Film Festival)

Director: Sam Weiss

When Princess Bedelia was born, the fairies gave her three gifts: beauty, grace and common sense. Her father thinks beautiful princesses don't need common sense, but Bedelia makes good use of her brains.

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