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The Prince and the Pauper: The Pauper King 

In London of 1537, two boys resembling each other meet accidentally and exchange "roles" for a short while. After many adventures, the prince regains his rightful identity and graciously makes his "twin" a ward of the court.

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Laurence Naismith ...
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Sean Scully ...
Niall MacGinnis ...
Geoffrey Keen ...
Yokel
Walter Hudd ...
Paul Rogers ...
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Lady Jane Grey
Peter Butterworth ...
Reginald Beckwith ...
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Sheila Allen ...
Derek Godfrey ...
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Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Sir Goeffrey
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In London of 1537, two boys resembling each other meet accidentally and exchange "roles" for a short while. After many adventures, the prince regains his rightful identity and graciously makes his "twin" a ward of the court.

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6 May 1962 (UK)  »

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(3 Episodes) | (VHS)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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The British Board of Film Classification web site (www.bbfc.co.uk) lists 'The Prince and the Pauper' on film media was approved with a U rating, no cuts and a 93min 27sec running time on 5/4/1962. See more »

Goofs

When the Prince and Tom stand in front of the mirror after switching clothes, neither reflection is well coordinated with the actions in front of the mirror. The scene is repeated at the end of the film when Tom is trying to refresh the Prince's memory of where the Great Seal was placed. See more »

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Version of A Pequena Órfã (1973) See more »

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Nice adaption from Mark Twain's classic
9 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

It's a gorgeous Walt Disney's film . The movie is very amusing . The flick is set in London , 1537 , it deals about the Prince Edward VI , son of Henry VIII of England, who's replaced by a beggar and vice versa . As two boys resembling each other meet accidentally and exchange characters for a short while . A bit later on on , and after a lot of adventures they attempt to regain his rightful identity .

The film mingles comedy , adventure , humor , tongue-in-cheek and history . Originally running 150 minutes when premiered in three 50-minute episodes on the Disney television program in the US , this film was trimmed to 93 minutes for theatrical release in America and the European countries . The starring boy is excellent , both Prince Edward and the pauper Tom Canty are well played by Sean Scully , and Guy Williams (the Zorro) as the preceptor is sublime . The supporting roles are also splendidly : Nigel Greene , Geoffrey Keen , Jane Asher , Donald Huston , all of them are magnificent.

In the movie appears several historical characters , such as Catherine of Spain who married Henry VIII , Mary Tudor daughter from him , Elizabeth daughter of Ana Bolena and Lady Jane , everybody will be queens.

Direction by Don Chaffey is pretty good.

Rating 7/10


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