The Prince and the Pauper

Amid 16th-century England's pomp and poverty, two lookalike lads, one a beggar and one young Edward VI, exchange identities for a lark.
The Prince and the Pauper
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: May 24, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1937
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Korean, Spanish, Thai

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 5


User Ratings: 3,021
It's a sort of Tom Sawyer-Huckleberry Finn adventure in a royal sixteenth-century setting. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Aug 7, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- Smart Twain adaptation with plenty of derring-do
Film Journal International
Oct 28, 2005
Rating: 3/5 -- Fairly fun Flynn.
Kansas City Kansan
Jan 4, 2005
Rating: C+ -- It's fine as passable entertainment. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 14, 2014

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Errol Flynn duels into action in Warner Bros.' spectacular, spirited film of Mark Twain's classic novel. Amid 16th-century England's pomp and poverty, two lookalike lads, one a beggar and one young Edward VI, exchange identities for a lark. But their switch backfires and it's up to soldier of fortune Miles Hendon (Flynn) to turn the tables on a conspirator (Claude Rains) and return the correct lad to the throne.

Product Description:

A lavish screen version of Mark Twain's 1881 novel about two boys who switch social positions by merely exchanging clothes. One boy is a royal prince, and the other is a poor, mistreated urchin. Music score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Plot Synopsis:

Based on the Mark Twain novel, this swashbuckling classic tells a fabled story of Prince Edward (later King Edward VI) and a poor boy who is a dead ringer for the young royal. After the two children trade places, the pauper finds himself confused by the goings-on at court while the prince happily traipses about in the guise of the little rogue.
Now all they have to do is find a way to switch back again...


Production Notes:

  • Additional cast: Lionel Pope (Second Lord), Leonard Willey (Third Lord), Murray Kinnell (Hugo), Mary Field (Mrs. Canty), and Robert Adair (First Guard)
  • Copyright Warner Bros. 1937, renewed 1964 United Artists Television, Inc.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 764
  • UPC: 883316486146
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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