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
Mark Twain's Immortal Classic !
Did You Know?
The Mauch twins were born in 1921, making them 15 when this film was made. However the studio said they were born in 1924, and therefore many articles described them as being twelve at the time of filming. 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
[the boys are switching clothes - the prince holds up one of Tom's tattered garments
Prince Edward Tudor
Are there in any vermin in this?
So few you'll hardly notice them at all, your highness.
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
Version of The Prince and the Surfer
The Roost Song
Written by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
and M.K. Jerome See more