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The Prince and the Pauper (1977)
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A poor boy and the Crown Prince of England exchange identities, but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.

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Lady Edith
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Ruffler
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Prince's Dresser
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Princess Elizabeth
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Mother Canty
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Tom Canty is a poor English boy who bears a remarkable resemblance to Edward, Prince of Wales and son of King Henry VIII. The two boys meet and decide to play a joke on the court by dressing in each other's clothes, but the plan goes awry when they are separated and each must live the other's life. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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17 March 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El príncipe y el mendigo  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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I will set down a tale ... it may be history it may be only a legend, a tradition. It may have happened, it may not have happened. But it could have happened ... .... Mark Twain (introduction to film) See more »

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Tom Canty: If you think the food may be poisoned, why not feed it to a dog, or a plumber?
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This film has a lot to recommend it. It is has some rather beautiful scenes (the scene of Henry VIII on his deathbed with his jester at the foot of the bed lingers long in the memory and deserves to be in a better film), some good fights and an all-star cast. Oliver Reed in particular puts in his usual charismatic performance. There is some impressive technical wizardry by which Mark Lester is made to appear as his own twin. But I agree with other reviews that Lester is not up to the task of the central role unfortunately. He is too old, for a start. That would not not necessarily be a problem except he is involved in some fight scenes and appears to be too gangly and delicate an adolescence to be able to best his opponents. Nor does he have much presence and one gets the distinct impression that the all star cast was drafted in to distract from his rather dull performance. Still it is worth watching.


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