Story told and sung in rhyme, of the twelve little girls in the Paris girls' school, and of Madeline and her appendix.
Ludwig Bemelman's plucky heroine comes to life in this enchanting live-action film. Hatty Jones stars as the young schoolgirl who lives "in an old house in Paris all covered with vines." Oscar-winner Frances McDormand, a long way from Fargo, costars as Miss Clavel, who can always tell when "something is not right" with her girls. Nigel Hawthorne is the dreaded "Lord Cucuface," who endeavors to sell the girls' school.