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The Prince and the Pauper (1977)

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A poor boy and the Prince of Wales exchange identities, but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.

Director:

Richard Fleischer

Writers:

Berta Domínguez D. (original screenplay) (as Berta Dominguez D.), Pierre Spengler (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Reed ... Miles Hendon
Raquel Welch ... Lady Edith
Mark Lester ... Edward / Tom
Ernest Borgnine ... John Canty
George C. Scott ... Ruffler
Rex Harrison ... The Duke of Norfolk
David Hemmings ... Hugh Hendon
Harry Andrews ... Hertford
Julian Orchard ... St.John
Murray Melvin ... Prince's Dresser
Lalla Ward ... Princess Elizabeth
Felicity Dean ... Lady Jane
Sybil Danning ... Mother Canty
Graham Stark ... Jester
Preston Lockwood Preston Lockwood ... Father Andrew
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Storyline

Tom Canty is a poor English boy who bears a remarkable resemblance to Edward, Prince of Wales and son of King Henry VIII. The two boys meet and decide to play a joke on the court by dressing in each other's clothes, but the plan goes awry when they are separated and each must live the other's life. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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Another rollicking adventure from the creators of The Three Musketeers.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El príncipe y el mendigo See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in France. See more »

Goofs

Tom Canty and Prince Edward were supposed to eight years old but Mark Lester was eighteen when he played the dual roles. See more »

Quotes

Tom Canty: If you think the food may be poisoned, why not feed it to a dog, or a plumber?
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I really rather like it...
17 November 2004 | by loobyloo_66See all my reviews

My parents recorded this when my brother and I were learning English Tudor history in school, and has never lost its spark, although perhaps I still see it through my child eyes! The sets and costumes are fantastic, the all-star cast are all well cast, there's plenty of action and adventure and Oliver Reed is particularly a gem. "Your fingernails are filthy!" Although Mark Lester is fairly wooden and old for this role, I still think he was well cast. Great film for all the family, lots of action and fighting sequences, although more from Heston, Harrison and Welch would have been better, and also less of the American accents!!


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