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Writers:
Mark Twain (novel)
Laird Doyle (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 May 1937 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Mark Twain's Immortal Classic !
Plot:
Two look-alike boys, one a poor street kid and the other a prince, exchange places to see what the other's life is like. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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(29 articles)
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Good wholesome, adventurous fun for all ages! See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Errol Flynn ... Miles Hendon

Claude Rains ... Earl of Hertford

Henry Stephenson ... Duke of Norfolk

Barton MacLane ... John Canty

Billy Mauch ... Tom Canty (as The Mauch Twins)
Robert J. Mauch ... Prince Edward (as The Mauch Twins)

Alan Hale ... 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 ... Henry VIII
Fritz Leiber ... Father Andrew

Elspeth Dudgeon ... Grandmother Canty
Mary Field ... Mrs. Canty

Forrester Harvey ... Meaty Man

Joan Valerie ... Lady Jane Seymour (as Helen Valkis)

Lester Matthews ... St. John
Robert Adair ... First Guard

Harry Cording ... Second Guard

Robert Warwick ... Lord Warwick
Rex Evans ... Rich Man

Holmes Herbert ... First Doctor
Ian Maclaren ... Second Doctor (as Ian MacLaren)
Anne Howard ... Lady Jane Grey (as Ann Howard)
Gwendolyn Jones ... Lady Elizabeth
Lionel Braham ... Ruffler

Harry Beresford ... The Watch

Lionel Belmore ... Innkeeper

Ian Wolfe ... Proprietor (as Ian Wolf)
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers ... Choir (as St. Luke's Choristers)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jimmy Aubrey ... Tramp (uncredited)

Frank Baker ... Man at Inn (uncredited)
Daisy Belmore ... Cockney (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Man at Inn (uncredited)
Frank Benson ... Beggar (uncredited)
Jack Best ... (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Tinker (uncredited)

Sidney Bracey ... Man in Window (uncredited)
Peter Bronte ... Man at Inn (uncredited)
George Broughton ... Man at Inn (uncredited)
George Bunny ... Cockney (uncredited)
Rita Carlyle ... (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Watchman (uncredited)
Edward Cooper ... Presbyter (uncredited)
Robert Cory ... (uncredited)

Carrie Daumery ... Lady at Court (uncredited)
Kay Deslys ... (uncredited)
Larry Dods ... Horseman (uncredited)
Harry Duff ... Urchin (uncredited)
Fred Ellis ... Urchin (uncredited)
Peter Ellis ... Urchin (uncredited)
Harold Entwistle ... Old man (uncredited)
Leslie Francis ... Man at Inn (uncredited)

John George ... Beggar (uncredited)

Douglas Gordon ... (uncredited)
Hubert F. Greenwood ... Archbishop (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Beggar (uncredited)
Edward Harvey ... Lord (uncredited)
Patricia Hayes ... (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Watchman #1 (uncredited)
John Hyde ... Man (uncredited)
Noel Kennedy ... Urchin #1 (uncredited)

Colin Kenny ... Watchman #2 (uncredited)
George Kirby ... Proprietor of Inn (uncredited)
Raymond Lawrence ... Lord (uncredited)
Connie Leon ... (uncredited)
Billy Maguire ... Urchin #2 (uncredited)
Charles McNaughton ... Ugly Man (uncredited)
Doreen Munroe ... (uncredited)

Ottola Nesmith ... Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
Mrs. Wilfrid North ... Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
Elsie Prescott ... Woman in Window (uncredited)
John J. Richardson ... Beggar (uncredited)

Tom Ricketts ... Sexton Ringing Bell (uncredited)
Clifford Severn ... Urchin #3 (uncredited)
Yorke Sherwood ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Charlie Simpson ... Cockney (uncredited)
Eric Snowden ... Cockney (uncredited)

John Graham Spacey ... Petty Officer (uncredited)
Ernie Stanton ... Guard (uncredited)
Will Stanton ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Spencer Teakle ... Man at Inn (uncredited)
Lotus Thompson ... Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
Cyril Thornton ... Man at Inn (uncredited)
Leo White ... Jester (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... One-Eyed Beggar (uncredited)
Claude Wisberg ... (uncredited)

Directed by
William Keighley 
William Dieterle (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Mark Twain (novel "The Prince and the Pauper")

Laird Doyle (screenplay)

Catherine Chisholm Cushing (dramatic version)

Produced by
Robert Lord .... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Erich Wolfgang Korngold 
 
Cinematography by
Sol Polito (photography)
George Barnes (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Dawson 
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas  (as Robert Haas)
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
James Gibbons .... special effects (uncredited)
Willard Van Enger .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Milan Roder .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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118 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the boys exchange roles, as the Prince (as Tom) goes out to get his dog at the stable he picks up a large candle, but when he comes out the door he no longer has it.See more »
Quotes:
[Miles sits down to share the supper]
Prince Edward Tudor:Would you sit in the presence of your king?
Miles Hendon:Now, see here, my lad!
Prince Edward Tudor:I will no longer tolerate your manner.
Miles Hendon:[humoring him] I ask your pardon, your majesty, but after that chase we led them it would be good to sit down.
Prince Edward Tudor:Perhaps.
[Miles sits]
Prince Edward Tudor:No! Custom must be preserved - you will stand.
[Miles stands and then leans against the wall, getting annoyed as the prince finishes the supper]
Prince Edward Tudor:I was very hungry. Feel better now.
[...]
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Good wholesome, adventurous fun for all ages!, 18 May 2000
Author: FelixtheCat from Cleveland, OH

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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