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Princess Caraboo (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, History  |  16 September 1994 (USA)
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Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Worrall
Princess Caraboo / Mary Baker
Mrs. Worrall
Professor Wilkinson
Peter Eyre ...
Lord Apthorpe
Jacqueline Pearce ...
Lady Apthorpe
Magistrate Haythorne (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
John Wells ...
Reverend Hunt
Amon McCarthy
Arkie Whiteley ...
Ship's Captain


Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away land. She is then welcomed by a family of haughty aristocrats that only wants to heighten their prestige. However, the local reporter is not at all convinced she is what she claims to be and investigates. Is Caraboo really a princess? Written by Steve Richer <>

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She was everything they dreamed of... And nothing they expected.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild sensuality and language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

16 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Princesse Caraboo  »

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Box Office


$3,021,629 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The beige dress with paisley bodice Rachel Fielding (Mrs. Benson ) wears while being interviewed by Mr. Gutch is the same costume Sabina Franklyn (Jane Bennet) wears at Longbourn in Pride and Prejudice (1980), Julie Cox (Annabella Milbanke) wears to read Byron's poetry book in Byron (2003), and Freema Agyeman (Tattycoram) wears on the Marseilles wharf in Little Dorrit (2008). The same costume is also worn by an extra on the Marseilles wharf in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), worn by a guest at Fanny's wedding in Miss Austen Regrets (2008). See more »


Referenced in Two If by Sea (1996) See more »


Air (from The Ephesian Matron)
Lyrics by Isaac Bickerstaffe
Music by Charles Dibden
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I love this film.
5 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Any film that brings Phoebe Cates 'out of retirement' is already great in my book. This woman is beautiful and talented and I wish she was in every film instead of Jennifer Anniston. Anyway, this is a delightful little fable that also features Jim Broadbent and Kevin Kline, both great comedians, supporting Phoebe Cates. Supposedly based on a true story, this little unseen gem is perfect for the whole family. Well done!

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