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The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

 -  Adventure | Drama | Family  -  8 May 1937 (USA)
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Two lookalike boys, one a poor street kid and the other a prince, exchange places to see what the other's life is like.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Henry Stephenson ...
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Billy Mauch ...
Tom Canty (as The Mauch Twins)
Robert J. Mauch ...
Prince Edward (as The Mauch Twins)
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Captain of the Guard
Eric Portman ...
First Lord
Lionel Pape ...
Second Lord
Leonard Willey ...
Third Lord
Murray Kinnell ...
Hugo
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Archbishop
Phyllis Barry ...
Barmaid
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Clemens (as Ivan Simpson)
Montagu Love ...
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On the same day two boys are born: the pauper Tom and prince Edward. As a kid, Tom sneaks into the palace garden and meet the prince. They change clothes with each other but the guards discover them and throw out the prince, since they are almost identical. Nobody believe them when they try to tell the truth. Soon after, the old king dies and the prince will inherit the throne.The evil earl of Hertford attempts to murder the prince to gain power for himself. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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8 May 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El príncipe y el mendigo  »

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The coronation scene was on a set that duplicated Westminster Abbey and took seven days to shoot. See more »

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The coat of arms that appears at the title sequence shows two dragons holding the shield. It should instead be the lion of England at the dexter side, and the Dragon of Wales at the sinister. See more »

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[John and Hugo have brought the prince - thinking he's Tom - to help them steal from the inn]
John Canty: Now, remember: if ya don't do like you've been told, we'll put climes on ya! Twenty of 'em! Ya know what climes are?
[the prince shakes his head, 'no']
John Canty: Tell him, Hugo.
Hugo: They're little bandages, with a bit o' paste on 'em, made o' soap and quicklime and rust off old iron. And when ya takes 'em off there's the nastiest looking sore that ever made a citizen sick. Sores that don't get well, but spread like a ...
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Written by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and M.K. Jerome
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Good wholesome, adventurous fun for all ages!
18 May 2000 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

Mark Twain's classic tale of a pair of look-alike boys in 16th century England is given the glossy Hollywood treatment in this very entertaining effort. Billy and Bobby Mauch, 12 year old twin brothers, star, one as the heir to the throne of England and the other as a street urchin. By accident, each is mistaken for the other and when the king dies, the pauper may be crowned instead of the rightful prince. Claude Rains is his usual steady self as the traitorous wretch who realizes his chance to seize power with the pauper in charge. Errol Flynn may be billed as the star, but he does not appear until halfway through the film. He becomes the prince's protector. Of course, he does not know that the young beggar is the prince. Flynn is good as always in this fun filled film.


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