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The Prince and the Pauper (1937) Poster

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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.
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Patric Knowles was originally cast as Miles Hendon.
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Freddie Bartholomew was originally considered for the central dual role. Instead, real-life twins Billy Mauch and Robert J. Mauch were hired.
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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.
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The film's release coincided with the Coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom.
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William Dieterle filled in as director when William Keighley got the flu. Similarly, cinematographer George Barnes took over as director of photography when Sol Polito fell ill.
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The coronation scene was on a set that duplicated Westminster Abbey and took seven days to shoot.
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