On the same day two boys are born: the pauper Tom and prince Edward. As a kid, Tom sneaks into the palace garden and meets 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
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MGM bought the rights to Mark Twain
's novel in 1935 for $100,000, but never filmed the story. Eventually, Warner Bros. secured the rights. See more
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
[John and Hugo have brought the prince - thinking he's Tom - to help them steal from the inn
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'
Tell him, 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 ...
This is not a history, but a tale of once upon a time. It may have happened. It may not have happened. But it could have happened. See more
The Roost Song
Written by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
and M.K. Jerome See more